Brains of Atheism are chickening out!

08 Sep

Richard Dawkins

A.C. Grayling

Polly Toynbee

Once again our focus falls on events happening around the Reasonable Faith Tour 2011, where 3 prominent defenders of atheism have declined or withdrawn from the debate with Christian apologist, theologian and philosopher Dr. William Lane Craig, for rather peculiar reasons. It appears that an open academic discussion were the focus is on real “arguments, counter arguments, truth of premises of those arguments and objections to them” does not fit into the repertoire of these great humanists who are otherwise putting enormous effort into promoting atheism often by shabby ad hominem (personal) attacks, instead of engaging in the factual realm of the issue, which can be a debate like this one.

If Christianity is truly so ridiculous and everyone who believes it is simply deluded, why won’t these representatives and spokesman of rational scientific thinking just step up, throw themselves into a discussion and defend their confident words of mockery with authentic and sound arguments? Enjoy the following video 🙂

UNOFFICIAL PRESENTATION: (Independent commentary from an anxious Brit.)


Posted by on September 8, 2011 in Mission, News, Reasonable Faith, Reviews


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5 responses to “Brains of Atheism are chickening out!

  1. Phillip T Stephens

    September 10, 2011 at 5:47 am

    On the other hand, a video that cherry-picks comments to call them out as cowards, may not be the best way to encourage their involvement. It is one thing to encourage open debate between open-minded scholars and another to encourage a side show circus with Craig and the equally intolerant Dawkins, et. al.

    This video doesn’t make me eager to see a debate between any of these guys. Rather I would expect more of the same tired arguments for creationism in the guise of intelligent design and the same time arguments for the irrationality of faith.

    Faith is purely empirical but the empiricism of faith isn’t one acknowledged by science, and appeals to reason can’t address the reality or even reasonableness of a personal God. Buddhists don’t get dragged into any of this crap because they understand that it has nothing to do with the practice of their belief.

    Nor would Jesus have been bothered by Dawkins and others. He would have been more concerned with using righteousness as a cover for outrage and indignation.

    • birdieupon

      September 13, 2011 at 12:52 pm

      “a video that cherry-picks comments to call them out as cowards, may not be the best way to encourage their involvement. ”

      Were you planning on telling us which bits were “cherry-picked”? Or did you just want to leave us with an unjustified accusation?

    • factorysense

      September 15, 2011 at 7:00 pm

      I am sure that it is perfectly fine that you are not eager to see such a debate. However I believe that there are good reasons not to incline towards the attitude of Buddhists.

      Bible says that the creation testifies about its creator (Romans 1:20) which, if we trust scriptures, gives us a solid ground to build on. Secondly, Jesus appointed various people to different positions out of which some of were teachers (Ephesians 4:11). At last in 1. Peter 3:15 we are to always be ready to give an answer for our hope in Jesus Christ.

      It is true, what you are saying, that science does not completely acknowledges all the appeals to the reason, however it is important that such appeals appear. Even though nobody is trying to irrevocably prove, by a complete knockout, existence of God, it makes perfect sense to point to the fact that things can not be so black and white also on the atheistic world view. God has his sound place also in the middle of our reasoning for he is not just a fabled figure like fairies, that we can either believe in or not, without any rational foundation whatsoever.
      At last, there has been many people who were until now blessed or even saved by Mr. Craigs ministry (read – Thus I have good reasons to believe he is doing God’s will, still you are naturally free not to be interested in it :).


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