Dawkins: Why I refuse to debate with William Lane Craig

Why I refuse to debate with William Lane Craig | Richard Dawkins | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk.

For some years now, Craig has been increasingly importunate in his efforts to cajole, harass or defame me into a debate with him. I have consistently refused, in the spirit, if not the letter, of a famous retort by the then president of the Royal Society: “That would look great on your CV, not so good on mine”.

Craig’s latest stalking foray has taken the form of a string of increasingly hectoring challenges to confront him in Oxford this October. I took pleasure in refusing again, which threw him and his followers into a frenzy of blogging, tweeting and YouTubed accusations of cowardice.

Source: The Guardian

Dawkins calls Craig a “deplorable apologist for genocide”.

Debates are not about who has the best facts, it’s about who is the best debater – something completely different. And, debates are for the audience. If the audiences comes into the debate, entrenched in their views, they leave loving their champion even more. I applaud this stance by Dr. Dawkins.