Voiceover: “It’s not often that one atheist accuses another of cowardice for refusing to debate a Christian; it’ even rarer when both are Oxford dons. Richard Dawkins is facing that accusation because he has turned down an offer to debate a man regarded by many as the world’s leading defender of Christian belief.”
The vid comes from sources partial to Craig, of course, but features many voiceovers from Dawkins, giving his reasons, as well as links below.
One reason Dawkins gives is that he doesn’t appear against professional debaters like Craig – a reasonable argument except that most key atheist luminaries have done so. True, it didn’t turn out too well for Larry Krauss but except for his torrent of post-debate whining, who even knew that Krauss thought he had lost? Dawkins himself has appeared against an odd assortment of people, detailed in the vid.
In sum, when Craig arrives at the hall on October 22, there will be a chair for Dawkins, whether he occupies it or not.
There is an online petition urging him to debate.
Some wonder about the timing: The Darwinism that made Dawkins feel himself to be an “intellectually fulfilled” atheist is crumbling, and many look to him to mount a ringing defense.
They may have to settle for the vid and an empty chair.
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