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Somewhat rare mainstream media coverage of a religious issue in the Telegraph, Richard Dawkins accused of cowardice for refusing to debate existence of God.

I'm a little skeptical it is just cowardice, perhaps its pride or even a fear of letting theism come across as too credible via an opponent like William L. Craig. But at least one of Dawkin's fellow atheist intellectuals is urging him to reconsider:

Dr Daniel Came, a philosophy lecturer and fellow atheist, from Worcester College, Oxford, wrote to him urging him to reconsider his refusal to debate the existence of God with Prof Craig.

In a letter to Prof Dawkins, Dr Came said: “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.”

It is too bad. I suspect it would be one of those "God" debates that captures broad public interest and coverage.


Sorry, whose refusal to debate Craig?

Are you going to correct this post title or not? Richard Dawkins has refused to debate. This is not the guy you mean!

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