An emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, Prof Dawkins last year supported a plan to charge Pope Benedict XVI with crimes against humanity for his alleged involvement in the cover-up of sex abuse by Catholic priests.

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Richard Dawkins has made his name as the scourge of organised religion who branded the Roman Catholic Church “evil” and once called the Pope “a leering old villain in a frock”. But he now stands accused of “cowardice” after refusing four invitations to debate the existence of God with a renowned Christian philosopher. Read more:

Three times already I had webpages on this website in which the name Richard Dawkins appeared:
2009 Feb 12 – After the divine intervention the debate will really flare up,
2010 Aug 12 – Joseph Ratzinger resisted the unfrocking of a paedophile priest,
2010 Sep 04 – Will the Large Hadron Collider cause the Big Bang at the very end of days? ,
and today I bring news about him.

And after the news about Richard Dawkins I will make some comments.

So now first the things about Richard Dawkins:

 

Richard Dawkins accused of cowardice for refusing to debate existence of God

Richard Dawkins has made his name as the scourge of organised religion who branded the Roman Catholic Church “evil” and once called the Pope “a leering old villain in a frock”.

But he now stands accused of “cowardice” after refusing four invitations to debate the existence of God with a renowned Christian philosopher.

A war of words has broken out between the best selling author of The God Delusion, and his critics, who see his refusal to take on the American academic, William Lane Craig, as a “glaring” failure and a sign that he may be losing his nerve.

An emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, Prof Dawkins last year supported a plan to charge Pope Benedict XVI with crimes against humanity for his alleged involvement in the cover-up of sex abuse by Catholic priests.

Prof Craig is a research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, in California, and the author of 30 books and hundreds of scholarly articles on Christianity.

He has debated with leading thinkers including Daniel Dennett, A.C. Grayling, Christopher Hitchens, Lewis Wolpert and Sam Harris.

Prof Craig is due to visit Britain in October this year. Four invitations to take part in public debates were sent to Prof Dawkins from The British Humanist Association, The Cambridge Debating Union, the Oxford Christian Union and Premier Radio.

Prof Dawkins declined them all.

Prof Dawkins made his name as an evolutionary biologist with his 1976 book, The Selfish Gene.

He has gained world-wide attention for his outspoken criticism of organised religion, and argued that the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States showed that a harder line must be taken with believers.

 

In the above information the future development of the religious war emerges.

The most obvious abuses get attacked first.

And the most obvious is the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests. The patron saint of all paedophiles is here called a leering old villain in a frock.

The general line of attack is against organized Christianity.

The man-made churches,
The Man-Made Church ,
are, and very rightly so, attacked.

Now that is easy, because everybody can see what is wrong with them and their followers once their shortcomings have been explained, and all the arguments against this religionism will be so strong that the advocates of organized religion will soon lose out.

But then comes the more difficult part of the religious war and that is the fight against people who are more than just religious, may be even spiritual. And here we have already an example with Mr Dawkins opposing Mr Craig – or in this case Mr Dawkins not opposing Mr Craig.

And because it is difficult to oppose a real spiritual person, the advocates of atheism will then be very glad when the emerging world dictator gives them the official right to oppose spiritual people and that not just with words and convincing arguments, but with threads and physical attacks, because when one loses an argument then it is very difficult not to become violent, especially then, when that is the official way to handle such situation.

 

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