Re: Dawkins: Dawkins stumped on tape? "Creationist deception exposed" !
Moorad Alexanian (alexanian@UNCWIL.EDU)
Mon, 28 Sep 1998 08:41:20 -0500 (EST)
At 12:08 PM 9/28/98 +0100, Bob Carling wrote:
>I read the article referred to below with a heavy heart. It tells the story
>of an Australian TV crew who interviewed Richard Dawkins in June earlier
>this year at his home in Oxford. It seems that the crew misled Dawkins as
>to their intentions and the footage gained has now been misused to imply
>that Dawkins was 'stumped' for an answer to a question about evolution. He
>and fellow atheists are livid, hence the posting by John Catalano below.
>As the article was published in 'The Skeptic', it is not surprising that it
>is fairly anti-Christian in stance. However, to use footage obtained
>deceitfully to then imply that Dawkins cannot answer questions about
>evolution (which is what the article says happened) is no way to
>communicate the love of Christ. If we claim as Christians to worship the
>God of truth....
>Do please read the article itself and then pray about this. Potentially
>much damage can be done by Christians who do this sort of thing. Such blind
>attacking of 'evolutionists' is far away from the model of St Paul in
>Athens (Acts 17). There is a great opportunity for true _dialogue_ between
>Christians and Dawkins (and other atheists) - such dialogue will be
>thwarted by such appalling behaviour. Let's hope and pray that as Dawkins
>launches his new book (see separate email about this) that ill-informed
>people will not 'attack' Dawkins but seek to show him the love of Christ.
Dawkins ought to be smart enough to know that what Christians do and say may
have nothing to do with Who Christ is and what He did on the cross. To the
extent that Dawkins uses the incident you mention to attack Christians to
that extent he shows his ignorance and/or his disdain for God.