Friday, December 30, 2011
Hitchens, Dawkins, and Craig
As I have said, I never thought it was realistic to expect a deathbed conversion from Christopher Hitchens. But for all his ill-informed ranting and raving on the subject of religion, Hitchens was capable of showing a manful, basic decency toward the other side in a way some other New Atheists are not. Consider these remarks by Hitchens about William Lane Craig, prior to their debate:
And compare them to the cringe-makingly dishonest tactics employed by Richard Dawkins in avoiding the public debate with Craig that he so obviously fears, and to these remarks:
(Hat tip to Peter Byrom for calling my attention to Hitchens’ comments. Peter is the guy in the second clip asking Dawkins the question about Craig.)
Dawkins is a petty man. Hitchens was not that.