Re: [asa] Dawkins God's gift to ID

From: William Hamilton <>
Date: Mon Nov 23 2009 - 17:12:55 EST

On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 1:04 PM, Dave Wallace <>wrote:

> Last week I came across a part of the following quote in McGrath's The
> Dawkins Delusion.
> William Dembski (one of the leading lights of the US intelligent-design
> lobby) put it like this in an email to Dawkins: "I know that you personally
> don't believe in God, but I want to thank you for being such a wonderful
> foil for theism and for intelligent design more generally. In fact, I
> regularly tell my colleagues that you and your work are one of God's
> greatest gifts to the intelligent-design movement. So please, keep at it!"
> What bothers me about it is the sarcasm. As Christians our job is to _win_
others to Christ. Now this may be nigh unto impossible with Richard Dawkins,
but nevertheless we are not to judge that an individual is "unsavable". We
are to treat all people with courtesy, and I think Dembski is being
discourteous -- as though he "knows" Dawkins is a lost cause, so it's okay
to needle him.

William E (Bill) Hamilton Jr., Ph.D.
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