Why has Richard Dawkins debated the God issue with light-weights like Ted Haggard but he won't debate Ph.D....?

...... Philosopher William Lane Craig [Ph.D. Univ of Birmingham, England; D.Theo. Univ of Munich] "because he's not a Bishop or Cardinal" --- even though Dawkins has debated everybody from mathematicians to local journalists to all sorts of "nobodies" who will never earn anywhere near the two Doctorates that Bill Craig holds?

Is Oxford atheist Dr. Daniel Came correct in saying that Richard Dawkins is a "coward" for ducking a debate with renowned Christian Philosopher Dr. William Lane Craig?

Dr. Came published his letter to Dawkins in UK newspapers:


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(If Dr. Craig is merely "a professional debater", than couldn't the same be said for Dr. Dawkins? After all, they both have university tenures so can Dawkins claim that Craig is any less a scholar and professor than any other that he has gladly agreed to debate over the years?)

11 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Because Richard Dawkins doesn't know how to debate. He, like many other uneducated Atheists, only knows how to insult.

    Put him in the room with Dr. Kent Hovind, and see what happens.

    Source(s): I'm an Israelite, and the truth is the truth.
  • 8 years ago

    He shouldn't waste his time debating any of them. Dr. Dawkins is not a professional debater. He is a scientist, teacher, and author. Dr. Dawkins has debated in the past, he debated Catholic theologians (Bishops, people who actually have religious authority, not some random Ph.D. who is insecure in his beliefs)

    Edit: Also, Dr. Dawkins has produced many documentaries, and has therefore INTERVIEWED many people. Interview does not mean debate.

  • Anna
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Dawkins refuses to debate creationists. He's tired of wasting his time.

  • 8 years ago

    How would we know- I am not Richard Dawkins and can't speak for him.

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  • onelm0
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Dawson likely won't debate Ben Stein again either after his appearance in the movie, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    He doesn't have to debate anyone.

    He has issued numerous statements (which you can find on youtube) about why he won't debate ANYONE anymore. So I think you're a lazy bum who just doesn't want to look.

  • he hasnt debated ted haggard he only talked to him for like 5 mins till ted kicked him out of his church. and william lane craig is a creationist moron.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    D-d-d-d-dawkins h-h-has g-g-ggrown t-t-t-t-tired of de-de-de losing. lol Proverbs 3 7-8 God Bless

    Source(s): Jesus saves
  • 8 years ago

    Because he knows he will lose.

    He refused to debate creationist Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, too, who wrote a book in response to The Greatest Show on Earth.

    Source(s): The truth
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    He does....in book form.

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