Richard Dawkins Debates (Or Lack Thereof)

Recently, an article came out stating that Richard Dawkins is a coward for refusing to debate Dr. William Lane Craig. According to the article, Dawkins received four requests from Dr. Craig via "The British Humanist Association, The Cambridge Debating Union, the Oxford Christian Union and Premier Radio," but he refused them all stating "that Prof Craig is not a figure worthy of his attention and has reportedly said that such a contest would 'look good' on his opponent’s CV but not on his own." One of Dawkin's colleagues is taking issue with this saying that 

“The absence of a debate with the foremost apologist for Christian theism is a glaring omission on your CV and is of course apt to be interpreted as cowardice on your part.
“I notice that, by contrast, you are happy to discuss theological matters with television and radio presenters and other intellectual heavyweights like Pastor Ted Haggard of the National Association of Evangelicals and Pastor Keenan Roberts of the Colorado Hell House.”
In the past, Dawkins has debated such noteworthy figures as "Daniel Dennett, A.C.Grayling, Christopher Hitchens, Lewis Wolpert and Sam Harris." 

Meanwhile, Dr. Craig's invitation remains open to Professor Dawkins should he change his mind. 
Prof Craig, however, remains willing to debate with Prof Dawkins. “I am keeping the opportunity open for him to change his mind and debate with me in the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford” in October, he said. 
Speaking of Richard Dawkins, yesterday I came across a debate between Dawkins and former colleague and Christian John Lennox. Lennox made some great points in response to Dawkins. I have posted Lennox's responses below, but you can watch the full debate here. [And just so you all know, I am not responsible for the title of these video clips! :)] You can also view a discussion guide to the debate via the Fixed Point Foundation's website.

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Could this be the reason Richard Dawkins doesn't want to debate Dr. William Lane Craig?


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