Dawkins the Delusional: Has Richard Dawkins lost his nerve?

Ahh Mr Dawkins is in the news yet again. We really do have an obsession with him over here in the UK.

A recent news article by The Telegraph has stated that he has recently refused “four invitations to debate the existence of God with a renowned Christian philosopher.”

Dawkins has claimed that Professor William Lane Craig, the person how has challenged him for a debate “is not a figure worthy of [his] attention.” He has further said that such a debate would “look good” on his opponent’s CV but not on his own.

This has obviously provoked renowned Christians and critics of Dawkins to calling him weak and that he may be losing his nerve. Even contemporaries of Dawkins are writing to him telling him that he has made a wrong decision, over fears that he could be seen as a coward.

Richard – you’ve made a terrible mistake! Dr Craig has kept his invitation open, which shows a lot of humility and compassion on Dr Craig’s side.

So, has Richard Dawkins lost his nerve?

I don’t think so. But I do think he’s jumped up, full of himself, proud and truth be told, he should accept the invitation of a debate.

What I find the most irritating is that Dawkins thinks so highly of himself that he believes that debating with a theist would look bad on his CV! Does he really think he’s that good?

I’ll tell you this for nothing; Richard Dawkins may be hot on the press at the moment, but when the test of time has been applied to him he will not be remembered. No one likes the sound of a broken record, and I feel that this may just be the start of Richard’s end as a raving atheist, who has a one sided agenda to try and rid this country of religion, especially Christianity.

As a conclusion, I would say that Dawkins hasn’t lost his nerve, but he’s certainly deluded himself with all his celebrity fame that he’s been grabbing.

In the end, everyone will just see him as a moaning granny sitting in a rocking chair in the corner of a room muttering insignificant drivel.

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Dean Roberts

Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hâf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre. Read More @ http://deanroberts.net/about

  • Godfree Jones

    Your such a moron

    • Why do you say that Godfree?

  • I have a friend who did a few posts on Dawkins’ book “The God Delusion” – you can check out what he had to say at http://www.1of144000.org/ (in his January archive).
    I don’t think Dawkins has lost his nerve, I agree that his ego is just rather large at the moment and so he does not feel the need to debate his beliefs (waste of his time).
    Dean, ultimately, if people want to believe what Dawkins ‘preaches’ they are going to, and if people are hungry for God’s word they will seek understanding of Scripture rather than all the other stuff that the world has to ‘offer’. Often frustrating, but true.

    • You’ve hit the nail on the head there, Healing Leaf!

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  • Nathan Hughes

    As we know Richard Dawkins is in love with the universe. Now where does the universe come from. Well it comes from the Glory and love of God.

    Richard Dawkins really does not understand what he is saying.

    • Didn’t Rowan Williams say something like that once? It may be easy for Christians to say it came from God, but not for those who don’t believe…

  • @Godfree Jones, I see you are also grammar free and literate free as well. Before you start accusing other people of being a ‘moron’ you might try, hard as it probably is for you, to learn the difference between your and you’re.

    @Dean, I’m sorry; my remarks are entirely off topic. I caught mention of this on Blog Catalogue, this insufferable rudeness directed at you. I simply cannot abide discourtesy, but most of all I cannot abide stupidity.

    Incidentally I have my own article on Richard Dawkins, a man I despise but not for the reasons you may suppose.

    • Thanks for the comment Anastasia, they are always appreciated.

      Where would I be able to have a read of your blog? Would love to have a look!

  • Are you on Twitter? I linked it there for somebody else, but here it is http://anatheimp.blogspot.com/2009/12/outrageous-richard.html

    • I am 🙂 If you go to the main page of the site, there is a link to my Twitter on the right hand side. Thanks for this link 🙂 Will have a read!