CNN: If there were a God that met you after death, what would you say?
Dawkins: If I met God, in the unlikely event, after I died? The first thing I would say is, well, which one are you? Are you Zeus? Are you Thor? Are you Baal? Are you Mithras? Are you Yahweh? Which God are you, and why did you take such great pains to conceal yourself and to hide away from us?
There are two things we can get from this answer. First, we can see that sin rules Dawkins. For when he meets God, Dawkins insists on being the god by sitting in judgment of God. His reaction is not inward looking and judgment of self; it is pointing his finger at God, demanding that God account for Himself.
I think we can extrapolate beyond these questions, given what Dawkins has said in the past.
Dawkins: Which one are you? Are you Zeus? Are you Thor? Are you Baal? Are you Mithras? Are you Yahweh?
God: Yahweh, the one whom you describe as a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. Do you want to commune with Me through eternity?
Dawkins: Hell, no!
God: As you wish.
Secondly, God has not gone through any great pains to conceal Himself and to hide away from us. That’s just Dawkins viewpoint. After all, many of us don’t agree. We are quite aware of God’s existence. True, we might not “detect” God through action potentials generated by photoreceptors in our retina or mechanoreceptors in our inner ear. Why God’s existence should be necessarily coupled to a stream of action potentials along cranial nerves II or VIII makes no sense. God can easily bypass the need for photons and sound waves, sensation, and perception and make himself known in the realm of holistic awareness. That is, after all, what I and millions of others experience.
What “conceals” God is not God; it is sin. Sin is a powerful blinding mechanism (I could write many essays about this). If you put yourself on a throne (intellectual, psychological, emotional) and demand that all reality conform to your wants, needs, and expectations, it will blind you to various aspects of reality.
Or look at it this way. We just saw that Dawkins believes Christians believe as follows: “There is some cosmic design out there, therefore Jesus died for my sins.” But we Christians know that’s not how Christians think. So why is Dawkins wrong? Have we Christians taken such great pains to conceal our thinking and hide it away from Dawkins? That’s silly. Dawkins is simply blind to how we think.
If Dawkins cannot “see” how Christians think, given all that has been written and spoken over time, and given all his effort to debunk Christianity, why think he can “see” God?