Richard Dawkins, former Professor for the Public Understanding of Atheism at Miskatonic University, has posed so very many reasons as to why he will not debate William Lane Craig that it is difficult to keep up with his various evasions...
The man who once urged his daughter to never cut herself off from decent has become a master at doing just that.
Although, Richard Dawkins is actually not much of a master at this particular craft.
His various statements regarding whom he will and will not debate and why are nothing but a menagerie of that which is convenient for him to say at any given time and thus, he has weaved a tangled web of excuses and contradictions.
Below are two videos regarding his ongoing refusal to debate William Lane Craig.
“The more things change the same the more they stay the same” is a common parlance of the manner in which to reiterate that which King Solomon stated millennia ago, “There is nothing new under the Sun.”
The video below is of a debate on homosexuality and Christianity engaged upon by the original “Bible Answer Man” Walter Martin.
Let us note two things before you get to the video:
In my essay Will William Lane Craig debate Richard Dawkins? I pondered whether William Lane Craig would debate Richard Dawkins—or rather, the other way around.
For his part, Richard Dawkins had stated the following, “I’ve never heard of William Craig…A debate with him might look good on his resume, but it wouldn't look good on mine!” (how does he know, if he has never hear of him???)
One way that atheism is a consoling delusion is in claiming that the individual can find meaning/purpose. Yes, the universe is meaningless/purposeless but the individual can find their own. Of course, the individual must find their own because there is no intrinsic meaning/purpose. Therefore, it is precisely because there is no objective meaning/purpose that the atheist must find subjective meaning/purpose.
I think that the only thing to be said is that this speaks for itself…
No this little clip does not get to the substance, the meat, of the debate with James White (of Alpha and Omega Ministries) but it is just quite the oddity especially considering that Dan Barker has engaged in hundreds of debates.
One issue that comes up in the second video is that the Jehovah’s Witness claims that the Bible does not state that Jesus raised Himself up from the dead.
According to the Bible God, the Triune God, each member of the Trinity, raised Jesus:
John 2:19-21 "'destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.' Then the Jews said, 'It has taken forty-six years to build this temple and will you raise it up in three days?' But He was speaking of the temple of His body."
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