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.
It may be informative to consider the following succinctly Q&A with primary regards as to how God, an immaterial being, can interact with the material realm.
These are my answers to various questions posed to me—and I do mean succinct as the answers are not meant to be all elucidating but springboards and meant to correlate to that which we do know in the here and now.
The first answer is long because I wanted to explain how I view the mind vs. brain issue.
How can God create, control or sustain material properties if God himself is immaterial?
This is video is a Q&A between an atheist and William Lane Craig and is an exercise in openly and proudly proclaiming ignorance of natural theology aka general revelation.
Though still a very good answer; rather than arguing definitions of “atheism” (which is certainly not unimportant) I would have gone in the direction of natural theology / general revelation—see On the Flying Spaghetti Monster, the Invisible Pink Unicorns, et al.
If given the slightest opportunity he most certainly will yet…opportunity is being withheld via Richard Dawkins’ self-serving selection of refusing to debate certain personages.
As for William Lane Craig, Richard Dawkins has stated, “I've never heard of William Craig” and that he will not debate this stranger as “A debate with him might look good on his resume, but it wouldn't look good on mine!” He has further “elucidated”
Following is an interesting trailer from the 2009 AD debate between Christopher Hitchens and William Lane Craig.
Christopher Hitchens asks whether the debate would be a David vs. Goliath situation and he states that it will be a Goliath vs. Goliath. Quite true: a Goliath of substance vs. a Goliath of empty emotive rhetoric (as an aside; you may want to read A Lie About Goliath?).