Owning Your Worldview Engages: The God Delusion By: Dr. Richard Dawkins
A Christian needs to be fully equipped to engage the world and culture around them. How can we hope to participate in the public square if we are ignorant of the beliefs of those around us. When Paul was on Mars Hill he spoke with many people about his beliefs, but first he had to connect with them. To do that he had to understand what they thought.
Dr. Richard Dawkins is one of the best know and widely read of the "New Atheists". As such we are using this study to move through his book "The God Delusion". We have four major goals while working through this book:
Gain a clearer understanding of the Atheistic worldview so that we can speak effectively with Atheists.
Identify arguments and ideas we believe are weak or faulty.
Acknowledge legitimate criticisms so we can appreciate how Christians are perceived by others while also working to ensure we don't make mistakes that others have made before us.
Become comfortable with criticism and becoming more confident in addressing it.
We want to make sure that we don't slander Atheists or misrepresent their views. Instead, we wish to build bridges and relationships so that we earn the right to share our worldview and beliefs in an environment of mutual respect and friendship.