In an interview in Time magazine in November 2006, the following question
was posed: "Professor Dawkins, Is God a delusion?"
Dawkins replied: "The question of whether there exists a supernatural
creator, a God, is one of the most important that we have to answer. I
think it is a scientific question. My answer is No".
Rationalists like Richard Dawkins are adamant there is nothing. Born-again
Christians proclaim loudly that they are saved by the blood of Jesus,
guaranteed a place in Heaven whilst all others go to Judgement AND thence
Hell. Fanatical Moslems believe they are conveyed to heaven on the
blood of others. But between these various fanatical viewpoints, is there
not some kernel of real truth?
Is the phenomenon of religion in man a response within man to some
external reality? Or is it merely a psychological deficiency in man, a
weakness, a need to postulate the existence of something outside,
something to blame, or something in which to take comfort? It was one day
in 1990, in a café in Kensington High Street, London, that I asked this
question of Lawrence Brown, then newly appointed to the Alister Hardy
Chair at Oxford. This chair had formerly been tenable at Mansfield College
but by this time, it was based at Westminster College. Brown was an
Australian/NZ psychologist who had spent many years in the study of the
psychology of religious experience. His answer to me was that he did not
know. I suggested to him that my research enabled an answer to be given to
that question. I sent him a copy of my earliest papers, gathered together
in a booklet. Naturally, being a psychologist, he was not convinced. It
did not accord with his belief system.
Despite his scepticism and that of countless others, my research has
flourished in the ensuing sixteen years, proving quite conclusively my
various hypotheses. The answer to that question is that the phenomenon of
religion in man arises because of an external reality. This is my
scientific answer to Dawkin’s scientific question.
My extensive, primary research shows quite unequivocally that Dawkins is
wrong. My answer to the question ‘Does God Exist?’ has to be ‘Yes’. Yet on
so many things Dawkins and I agree; for instance, God is neither Jesus nor
Jehovah, and there were no miracles, not in the Biblical or Koranic sense,
anyway, nor the sleights of hand or mind that lead to sainthood in the
The only real miracles are the tiny ones of meaningful coincidence. In
this phenomenon is to be found the key to understanding the continuous
interaction of God with this world, His creation. For these many, strange
interactions cannot logically be attributed to chance. In the end, the
rationalists and the psychologists cling to what are just belief systems,
their belief systems, but just belief systems, nonetheless. They are every
bit as much believers in dogmas or mantras as are the born-again
Christians or the New Agers. None of these groups of people really have
open minds or are susceptible to reasoned argument in the light of new and
The difference between Dawkins and me is that my conclusions are based on
the practical experiments of a chemical physicist. Dawkins has no
practical experience in these matters. It
is hard indeed even to devise, let alone carry out an experiment to prove
that his nihilist doctrine is correct. His zero results derive from his
reading in Oxford libraries. Added to that, perhaps, is his watching of
American evangelists, either in the flesh, or on television, and reading
about the actions of man around the planet, from Bush to bin Laden, and of
course, so many of their predecessors on the world stage.
Dawkins invokes a basic morality in man. Look at the ‘worthies’ in the
city pocketing Ł1M bonuses, or the ‘toilers’ behind the private equity
companies. Look at the profits of the oil companies, the pharmaceutical
companies and the arms manufacturers. Look at the willingness of man to
maim and murder, either under the aegis of the state or as an expression
of private enterprise.
Oh yes, man has a natural morality, the morality of the gutter. Man fears
nothing now because, for most, there is no God. Even those who pretend to
religious belief do not exhibit such belief in their everyday lives. After
all, ‘God is love’. Everything is forgiven. Benjamin Franklin asked Thomas
Paine “If men are bad with religion, where would they be without it?” Two
centuries later, the answer to that question is to be seen all around the
world today. And for too many others God is an excuse for Jihad, or
Much of what Dawkins says about religion and its zealous or blind devotees
is correct, but the corrupt nature of man’s religion implies nothing about
the existence of God. It has implications only for the future of man - or
his lack of it. And the anti-religious or anti-psychics are just as blind,
and every bit as zealous, as any religious fundamentalist. You have only
to look at Richard Dawkins, Richard Wiseman or James Randi to see
nihilistic zealotry in all its glory.
I will describe next how the existence of this
significant Time article was drawn to my attention at a significant
time and a significant place. Was it really just chance?
Ascribe it to that if it makes you comfortable. Or was it yet more
evidence of Something choosing to guide me?
I felt I had drawn Fragments of an Outer Mind to a conclusion with
in Three Persons’ experience when I ‘chanced upon’ the God vs
Science edition of Time magazine in a the
supermarket on 8th November 2006. It was laid out on the
shelf, as though to catch my attention, not in the magazine rack at all.
Glancing at the article, I saw its immediate relevance to Fragments.
I bought it and quickly glanced through it that night in the fifteen
minutes I had spare before we were due to go out.
At first, from the
captions, I had felt a little hope in that here was a scientist, Francis
Collins, promoting the existence of God against Dawkins, the Great High
Priest of the Nihilists. But ironically, the more I
read of the article, the closer I found I was to Dawkins than to Collins, for Francis
Collins had done the usual trick of the scientist with faith. He had
compartmentalised his beliefs. God could overturn the natural world, the
laws of space and time, as it suited, as with the miracles and the
divinity of Jesus.
I am a scientist
with no time for miracles, other than the tiny ones of meaningful
coincidence. I reject all miracles, Biblical or Koranic….., or those of
any other book or treatise. I have never had any evidence to suggest to
me that God overturns the laws of physics and chemistry to suit some
‘higher purpose’, that God indulged in magic tricks to convince stupid
men. That is a role for the skeptics, men like Randi and Wiseman, not a
role for God.
That night we went to the theatre, something we do very, very
rarely. We only went because it was a promotional evening to raise
finds for Jenny's chorus. It was an evening of Victorian music hall
sketches. Almost at the end came a medley of songs, set in a Covent
Garden-like location. One performer carried a sandwich-board
proclaiming a timely message. Of course it was meant to be Victorian
London but the message is so much more relevant today. In a
way there was here also a small link to
and the strange series of parallels linking his death to that of
Kennedy. The End came for Lincoln in the Ford Theatre in April
1865...The End came for Kennedy in November 1963, in a Lincoln, a luxury
limousine made by Ford. And it was an echo of Kennedy's
assassination that in September 1991 gave me the assassination clue to
Princess Diana's death, then six years in the future..... Oh yes,
there is an order of coherence of which we can barely conceive.
next six weeks, of November and December, 2007, God chose to weave the usual array of meaningful
coincidences around Dawkins and his works and much else besides, notably
Princess Diana's murder. There was a most serendipitous comment in
one particular sequence, on the Stevens report a week or so
before it was published. But then the
meaningful coincidences had 'spoken' of
assassination long before her
death. The full details will be found in
Diana, Daughter of Destiny, Volume 2 PenRose.
A week after reading the
Time article, I was in the privatised Papakura post office, filling in
a tax exemption form for our old Subaru Leone. As I was walking out
of the shop, my eye fell on a small pile of Dawkins’ book The God
Delusion. It was fairly expensive for a trade paperback, but
hardbacks are rarely produced in New Zealand. I bought it, but just put
it with the piles of other bags of books in the lounge to be opened or
sorted as and when time allows.
On the morning of
22nd December, I came upon an article in the NZ Herald.
It was 9.14 am when I started to read that review of Dawkins’ book. That
914 Code is a most significant one, linking both to nuclear disaster in
America and the final demise, or should I say justice, for Prince
Charles. Later, talking about the review to Jenny, I decided to look at
Dawkins’ book. It was still in the bag in which I had bought it, with
later bags added to the pile. The book was undated. Then I saw the
stamped car tax exemption form in the bag. The date was 14th
November. In American dating, that is 11.14.06, and 1114 is 2x557.
Something caused me to look at the power meter as I went out onto the back
deck. It was exactly 55111.4 kW at 11.30 am. So again, it was 1114 or
2x557. And in two more ways, it linked to Prince Charles and the justice
which will come. And, again it linked to another John Ashworth experience
of May 2005. See ?-A Question of Survival, Volume 3 of
of Easter. In New Zealand, it was the morning after Lockerbie, the
557 event, but in Scotland, it was 10.30 pm on the very anniversary of
that disaster. Was I caused to look at the book at that time as another
little element of proof of my inspiration hypothesis that sometimes ideas
come at the right time, when it is appropriate, from some external Source?
That is another
thing for Dawkins to explain away as chance….. Or is it really God
refuting Dawkins and all his works, with absolutely precise links in space,
particularly emphasising power, and in time? It is Dawkins who has the God
Delusion, that there isn't one!
That edition of the
NZ Herald was the penultimate one before Christmas. On the
previous page, in a syndicated piece, Johann Hari was mocking God and
celebrating the mid-winter festival of gross consumption. He preferred to
worship mammon than ‘a supernatural being for whom there is no
evidence….’ Later he extolled the ancient winter festivals. ‘These
were winter festivals with trees and gifts, long before a non-virgin gave
birth in a Bethlehem stable and these will be there long after the
Judaeo-Christian God has joined Zeus, Baal and Odin in the cemetery for
forgotten deities.’ It was notable that he omitted any mention of
Allah in his diatribe against God. He might just find his car wrecked.
But the Christians are a safe target for fun and ridicule because they
don't turn violent and nasty. Just keep off cartoons or Mohammed.
triumphantly of the resurgence of atheism. And over that very page, there
is the High Priest of Atheism, Dawkins, and a review of his book . As if to
cock a snook at them all, that day the Enigmas section of the NZ Herald,
with the puzzles and crosswords
had reached Wordwheel No 557. I had noticed the approaching sequence some
days before when my eye was drawn to Word Wall 2113. I found the
Wordwheel that morning because I looked for it. I went to our letterbox on
the street for the paper as soon as I got up. When I found Wordwheel
the time on my watch was 7.42 am. It was yet another End Times Code confirmation. Yes the Sandwich board message was correct. And Pan Am 103 was a
messenger, as was AA Flight 11 and UA 175. It was appropriate this
reiterated message came for Christmas, but then so did the destruction of
Pan Am 103.
( The solution to the
Wordwheel was REINDEER and one of the words formed from the Word Wall was
POWER and another was PEW. (7.03.15 pm 11/1/7)
On the front page
of the foreign news section of the NZ Herald on the morning of 22nd
December, was the headline ‘Hard choices, sacrifice ahead’. There was a
large photograph of Bush backed by his precious flags at a press
conference. There are a lot more sacrifices ahead than that evil,
egotistical man could ever imagine. The article also
informed us that there were 507,000 in the US Army. Code 507 is the
World’s end Code, linking to the organisation which has done so much
to bring the End Times. (6.50 11/1/7 Note added)
So, I saw the
puzzle at 7.42 am on 22nd December. It was 6.42 pm in
Lockerbie, on 21st December, 21 minutes to the 18th
anniversary of the time of impact at 55o7’N, the reason we had
been given Code 557 nearly three weeks before the disaster occurred.
Read about the
juxtaposition of Puzzle 557 so precisely was more evidence of precise
design, the Hand of God in the world. Puzzle 557 was certainly part of
the Puzzle of God. I had collected the paper at 7.39 am at our gate.
N739PA crashed at Lockerbie. Had I been woken at precisely the right
time, as I had been on All Saints Day?
But the Codes did
not stop there. As before, Code 557 progressed to Code 558 – precisely,
in the edition of 23rd December echoing the theme of the hand behind the
assassination of Princess Diana. It was reprising a theme which had
emerged in late November 2006 and which is described in detail in
Fragments of an Outer Mind, Vol 2, The Confirmation Codes..
The message of official deception in connection with the Stevens Report
could not have been clearer. It was another highly precise
Code repeat, highly suggestive of intelligent design, and hence a
Designer. It was an error yet not an error. It was all more
evidence of God's inspiration, echoing once again the
Daily Telegraph D-Day
and Gulf War Code messages, part of Code 559.
God is no delusion.
The interaction is subtle but incredibly precise. I say so often to Jenny, that
I wish the proof was stronger and simpler, the predictions more frequent
and more direct. It is all too subtle for most people, who cannot be
bothered with detailed accounts, who have no desire to stick their necks
out and think for themselves. Professor Atkins, is another of the
nihilistic Oxford cognoscenti, but ironically, like me, another
product of the Physical Chemistry Lab, there in the 1960s. 'Thinkers'
like Johann Hari or Professor Atkins can claim there is no proof because
they read only what suits them. Hari, in common with most
journalists, makes a comfortable living from entertaining the punters,
telling them what they want to hear. Christmas is a time of 'fun and
fellowship'. God intrudes on that, but less and less as each year
goes by. The punters just want quick summaries but more especially
they want entertainment, preferably in
Unfortunately, this is all there is. This is what we
have been given and this is the way we have been given it. I did not
choose it. I did choose to listen though, to heed the words that
came unbidden into my mind. I have chosen to heed the signs, the
highly meaningful coincidences over twenty years. That is why I, as
another Oxford educated scientist have been able to prove that both
Dawkins and Collins are wrong. Here is one example of the
Coherence in Code 557 over twenty one years.
There is a God, but
He is not Jesus. It is Dawkins who has the delusion, just as surely
as any of the Evangelical American Christians he so derides.
But do not despair, God wove a connection
between Oxford and the Last Days
several hundred years ago. He does indeed know all things. The
growing arrogance of the atheists is but another sign that the end is
indeed nigh, that and all the corruption, greed, lies and hypocrisy with
which the world is awash from pole to pole.