Friday, March 09, 2012

Richard Dawkins and Rowan Williams in "debate"

In case you missed this bit of news, two weeks ago, popular atheist-author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins had a public debate with Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Church of England, at Oxford University. If you are interested in some details on the exchange, here are a few news reports:

This writer felt that, "in the end it was more Thought for the Day than Frost-Nixon or Frazier-Ali."

The title of this piece sensationalizes a bit on a refreshingly sensible word from Dawkins, no doubt blowing his point out of proportion. Still, it is an important point to remember.

This piece gives more quotations, I think, though I dislike the title's appeal to the common faith-versus-science language that is so misleading and so dangerous.

Check them out, and see how a brilliant theologian and devoted servant of the Church fared against Dr. Dawkins. (I'll give you a hint: there weren't masses of de-conversions.)

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