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Richard Dawkins Accused of Cowardice for Refusing to Debate William Lane Craig

Come on Dawkins, quit making excuses.  What are you afraid of? 

By Tim Ross – “Richard Dawkins has made his name as the scourge of organised religion who branded the Roman Catholic Church ‘evil’ and once called the Pope ‘a leering old villain in a frock’.  But he now stands accused of ‘cowardice’ after refusing four invitations to debate the existence of God with a renowned Christian philosopher.

A war of words has broken out between the best selling author of The God Delusion, and his critics, who see his refusal to take on the American academic, William Lane Craig, as a ‘glaring’ failure and a sign that he may be losing his nerve.

Prof Dawkins maintains that Prof Craig is not a figure worthy of his attention and has reportedly said that such a contest would ‘look good’ on his opponent’s CV but not on his own…

Prof Craig is a research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, in California, and the author of 30 books and hundreds of scholarly articles on Christianity.

He has debated with leading thinkers including Daniel Dennett, A.C.Grayling, Christopher Hitchens, Lewis Wolpert and Sam Harris.

Prof Craig is due to visit Britain in October this year. Four invitations to take part in public debates were sent to Prof Dawkins from The British Humanist Association, The Cambridge Debating Union, the Oxford Christian Union and Premier Radio.

Prof Dawkins declined them all.” Read more.

  1. Birdieupon
    06/08/2011 at 11:36 AM

    Here’s the video story of Dawkins’ cowardice! Enjoy! :-)


  2. ICA
    06/08/2011 at 12:45 PM

    Nice! Very good video, thanks for posting! Dawkins is terrified of Craig and runs away from him at every opportunity. That should speak volumes regarding the confidence that Dawkins has in his own arguments. They cannot stand against sound reasoning and logic, and Dawkins knows it.


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