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Dawkins debates Archbishop Rowan Williams
« on: February 26, 2012, 02:05:15 PM »
Prof. Richard Dawkins, Professor Anthony Kenny and Archbishop Williams in Oxford University debate: the nature and origin of human beings, of life, and of the universe. (Start at 6:00)
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Re: Dawkins debates Archbishop Rowan Williams
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 02:17:02 PM »
Interesting.Thanks for sharing.If i cannot watch it tonight i will sure watch it the coming week ;)
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Re: Dawkins debates Archbishop Rowan Williams
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 02:18:24 PM »
Also it will be interesting to see a written version for non-english speakers.
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Re: Dawkins debates Archbishop Rowan Williams
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 12:35:28 PM »
Christopher Lamb, The Tablet:
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During the debate, it seemed that at the heart of Dawkins' difficulty with faith is his impoverished view of God and is failure to grasp more than the most simplistic understanding.

Towards the end he asked the archbishop: "Why don't you see the extraordinary beauty of the idea that we can explain the world, life, how it started, from nothing? ... Why clutter it up with something so messy as a god?"

Dr Williams replied that he doesn't see clutter: "I'm not thinking of God as being shoehorned in."

Dawkins then said: "That is exactly how I see God."

If God to the atheist professor is simply an "add-on", someone who has to be found a place for, you can see why he is not attracted. For the believer, however, God is in all things and of all things.
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Re: Dawkins debates Archbishop Rowan Williams
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 04:10:54 PM »
Actually didn't Dawkins recant what he said about a certainty of there not being a God? He said he couldn't be sure if God exists or not.
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 04:23:13 PM »
Only ialmisry could come up with an accurate description for what this sort of thing is.
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Re: Dawkins debates Archbishop Rowan Williams
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 11:55:19 PM »
Actually didn't Dawkins recant what he said about a certainty of there not being a God? He said he couldn't be sure if God exists or not.
Dawkins never said he was absolutely sure of there being no God. He has always said that he considered it very, very unlikely.
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