William Lane Craig is avoided by Richard Dawkins
|March 6, 2010||Posted by Clive Hayden under Evolution, Intelligent Design, Darwinism, Culture|
Dr. Dawkins would be happy to debate a bishop, cardinal, Pope, but he won’t debate creationists. What does he think that bishops, cardinals, and Popes are? They are overwhelmingly creationists. And he does debate creation in his books, he just won’t do it in person with the object of his debate in the form of an actual person in William Lane Craig. His word processor doesn’t talk back when he debates creation in writing his books. But He did debate John Lennox, who is, at least, an advocate of Intelligent Design (which he considers to be another form of creation).
Lennox may be an outright creationist, I don’t know, but Dr. Dawkins doesn’t differentiate between creation and ID, so it makes no difference, he is a creationist in Dr. Dawkins’ eyes. And secondly, Dr. Craig’s “claim to fame” is not in mere debate, it is in academic philosophy and Christian apologetics; the fact that he is masterful at debate is secondary and only occurs as a result of him being a professional philosopher and Christian apologist. Why the evasion? Really? Why?