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    11 Jun '11 23:131 edit
    I am surprised by Dawkins' unwillingness to defend atheism against the top Christian apologist in the world—you'd think someone in his position would jump at the chance.

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    Granted I gave up on it about half-way through, but unless you're interested in watching a promotional video for William Lane Craig that consists of a lot of REALLY short "sound bites", you should give this one a pass.

    Talk about "style over substance"....

    This one's particularly cheesy.
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    11 Jun '11 23:35
    Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
    Granted I gave up on it about half-way through, but unless you're interested in watching a promotional video for William Lane Craig that consists of a lot of really short "sound bites", you should give this one a pass.
    Roger Ebert of the spirituality forum!
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    11 Jun '11 23:37
    Originally posted by epiphinehas
    Roger Ebert of the spirituality forum!
    C'mon. You have to admit it's like a really bad movie promo.
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    11 Jun '11 23:46
    Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
    C'mon. You have to admit it's like a really bad movie promo.
    Yeah, but how often are debates hyped like this? For that reason I found it entertaining.
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    11 Jun '11 23:51
    Originally posted by epiphinehas
    Yeah, but how often are debates hyped like this? For that reason I found it entertaining.
    Did it occur to you that perhaps there's a REASON that they aren't?

    If I were Craig, I'd be embarrassed whether or not he had anything to do with it. I'd be even more embarrassed if he did.
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    12 Jun '11 08:11
    Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
    Did it occur to you that perhaps there's a REASON that they aren't?

    If I were Craig, I'd be embarrassed whether or not he had anything to do with it. I'd be even more embarrassed if he did.
    What reason is that?
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    12 Jun '11 09:25
    Originally posted by epiphinehas
    I am surprised by Dawkins' unwillingness to defend atheism against the top Christian apologist in the world—you'd think someone in his position would jump at the chance.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1ldYmg0lpE
    Here's an article on his website as to why he doesn't debate creationists.

    http://richarddawkins.net/articles/119
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    12 Jun '11 10:41
    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    Here's an article on his website as to why he doesn't debate creationists.

    http://richarddawkins.net/articles/119
    why not just come out with it and say the dudes a wussy! or epic proportions.
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    12 Jun '11 10:46
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    why not just come out with it and say the dudes a wussy! or epic proportions.
    Did you bother to read the article?
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    12 Jun '11 10:491 edit
    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    Did you bother to read the article?
    not yet. Indeed to go out anyhow.
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    12 Jun '11 10:49
    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    Here's an article on his website as to why he doesn't debate creationists.

    http://richarddawkins.net/articles/119
    So his reason is: I disagree and think their views are ridiculous so I won't bother debating? Sounds a tad condescending.
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    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    Here's an article on his website as to why he doesn't debate creationists.

    http://richarddawkins.net/articles/119
    Dawkins has invited theologians to answer the arguments against God's existence presented in The God Delusion (e.g., The Ultimate Boeing 747). Dr. Craig has published responses to those arguments in peer reviewed journals and has welcomed the opportunity to point out, in a public forum, exactly how Dawkins' arguments fail—yet Dawkins refuses to either respond to Dr. Craig's critiques or accept an invitation to debate.

    Dr. Craig, who has debated almost every prominent atheist besides Dawkins, is definitely not in need of padding his resume. What is clearly at issue here, rather, is Dawkins refusal to defend his arguments.
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    12 Jun '11 10:51
    Originally posted by epiphinehas
    Dawkins has invited theologians to answer his arguments against God's existence in The God Delusion (i.e., The Ultimate Boeing 747). Dr. Craig has published responses to those arguments in peer reviewed journals and has welcomed the opportunity to point out how Dawkins' arguments fail in a public forum—yet Dawkins refuses to either respond to Dr. ...[text shortened]... s resume. What is clearly at issue here, rather, is Dawkins refusal to defend his arguments.
    Send him an email and tell him.
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    12 Jun '11 10:52
    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    Send him an email and tell him.
    Way ahead of you.
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