For those not familiar, Antony Flew was an atheist philosopher, who, near his death, and while suffering from Alzheimer dementia, is said to have reversed himself and become a deist.
We need to consider the circumstances surrounding this alleged conversion to see what the Christians were up to there.
"On several occasions, starting in 2001, rumors circulated claiming that Flew had converted from atheism to deism. Flew denied these rumors on the Secular Web website"
Here is evidence that others were already trying to speak for him in his earlier stages of dementia. Why else would the above be true?
From the article linked to above:
"In December 2004 Flew announced in a symposium and subsequent video that he had completely changed his view and now, based on scientific evidence, believed that God exists. In 2007 he wrote the book There Is a God, subtitled How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind."
Suddenly, Flew is not objecting any more. What is not mentioned is that Christian Roy Abraham Varghese "coauthored" the book with Flew, writing on behalf of the demented philosopher.
What is also not mentioned in this article is that what Flew allegedly did in his dotage - convert to deism - was still an extreme repudiation of faith and Christianity, not an acceptance of "God".
Even if Flew eventually consented to deism, we are left with the portrait of a man, who, in his dotage, and with dementia engulfing his intellect, decided that the universe implied a creator after all.
And this is touted as a great victory by the theists, even though Flew continued to reject all mythologies, religions, and dogmas, including Christianity. He continued to reject Jehovah-Jesus, which he considered him a mythological character.
He also rejected magical thinking, prayer and miracles.
He rejected virgin births and resurrections.
He rejected divine revelation and holy books.
He rejected heaven, hell, angels and demons.
He also rejected sin, grace, the soul, salvation, and damnation.
He rejected everything held sacred and self-evident to a Christian.
And to Christians, he is in hell.
"Flew died on 8 April 2010, while nursed in an Extended Care Facility in Reading, England, suffering from dementia"