Great debate/ must see tv

It’s great because it’s civil while having two strong opponents. Prof. Lennox is as seasoned as they come; a great mind using and following the trails of logic. Usually in these talks, there are massive insults hurled ala Hitchens, who is ignorant, rude, callous, and insulting. Dawkins here gets kudos for being human and not apelike in his behaviour.

From his opening statement to his close, Lennox defends easily his position and carefully dismantles the atheistic house of cards. There are moments where Dawkins appears uneasy because of traps he lays for himself.

Dedicated to the arks of the world, the zande like figures who beg for evidence, and to believers who find it difficult to engage with contrarians, I put forth this for your careful attention. Worth every penny, and this is how debates should be conducted.

Take note of how each uses the word ‘science,’ and how Lennox details ‘mechanism’ in contrast to that which precedes it. Tremendous. Well worth your time. Suitable for all ages.

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21 Responses to Great debate/ must see tv

  1. Lisa Beth says:

    Wow, Prof Lennox shows great patience and fortitude dealing with Dawkins. I usually don’t like debates about God or His word but this was well done.
    Thank you!

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Tkx for watching. It was good, and you are correct, the prof. was diligent in presenting evidence, as well as not demeaning someone not so well learned as he-

      His presenting of the gospel was matter of fact admirable.

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  2. Doug says:

    I take your word for it that it was a good debate… but a debate theme of “Has Science Buried God” is just.. well, like going nowhere. It’s unimaginable to me that this is even a ongoing debate in the world. Why does it need to be justified one way or the other? It’s simply a difference in opinion…. a belief… not a threat in which we have to take sides. If you’re debating simply to measure the technique of debate between two people in a competitive sense that’s one thing. But if anyone is thinking the “winner” gets to go “neener-neener” to the other at the end to prove a religious perceptive, or religion over science, …makes no sense to me.
    Silly me, I suppose, but I tend to accept the diversity of what people wish to believe. I see it far simpler and without contest… God created man.. man has used science to improve his life… thus lengthening his ability to stick around, survive, and continue in his faith. Seems to me science has been a tool of man in which to continue faith. If your faith finds science some imposition on the existence of God… well…. I am sure there is a quote from the Bible to fit any occasion.
    If all this is about mask wearing and vaxing… well… seems 5,000+ a week are still dying for their principals…. and the usual excuse at the funeral “Well, God must have needed him/her in heaven.”.

    As I’ve said.. the problem with religion is that it requires humans to believe, and humans are fallible.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Tkx Doug, but don’t take my word for it- take the time to pop it up on the big screen- observe the development of the arguments- and no commercials!!

      It IS important- for the tentacles are far reaching-people build their lives/ create policy/ design/ plan/ earn a seat on a court/ become governors/ etc so yeah- a debate like this while some say there is no ‘winner,’ is helpful in that it shows us how men process information- and defend maybe the indefensible- anyway, Tkx for the thoughts-

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      • Doug says:

        I can maybe understand a bit about “how men process information” but there are many people in this land that actually believe in this “battle” to assert spirituality and deny science, and the other way around, which in the end is nothing more than levels of interpretation of the Bible. People need to know that what they believe.. what you say, build their lives/create policy/design/plan.. all has a greater meaning than just self. “I believe what I believe and I need to know others around me can affirm believing in it as well as it re-enforces by belief as being correct.”

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  3. That was really good! Thanks for the link, I’ve never seen that one before. 🙂

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Aah what a compliment you paid by your time and attention. Yes, Lennox is as reasonable and smart as they could me. Love the way he makes sure he understands his opponents points- then politely levels it. A rare breed.)

      Tkx agn msb-

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  4. SKL YJD says:

    These arguments just go round and round. As Dawkins said the most defining moment in science was Darwin, he laid the groundwork for finding out more about life and not giving up on what we do not know and changed the world, and surprise surprise CS, Lennox believes in evolution, something you regularly throw bombs at, is Lennox a Catholic flavoured Christian?

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  5. ColorStorm says:

    Tkx Steve, but sad is the day when men had to wait until Darwin came along to tell them about themselves, as if men were idiots for thousands of years before. No.

    What is greater, the tower of Dubai or the Great Wall of China? Las Vegas or the pyramids? The malls of the world or the unequalled magnificence of Solomon’s temple?

    No contest. So what if we have labs today with results that contradict itself eh? Enter vaccines. But evolution? Sure, many species of dogs. But ALL dogs. After their KIND per Genesis. No issue.

    But I disagree that there is no clear winner. Intelligence requires a mind. Which makes atheism then mindless in true intelligence regarding the beginning.

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  6. artaxes says:

    John Lennox is just brilliant.
    I have watched another Lennox vs Dawkins debate a long time ago.

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  7. artaxes says:

    Here is another Lennox treat: “Do the Laws of Nature Preclude the Possibility of Miracles?”

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    • ColorStorm says:

      I remember him saying that what is ordinary gives context to the extraordinary. I say the daily moon is extraordinary. Why doesn’t it go by the wayside?

      We take for granted the truly miraculous and complain about ‘evidence.’ But yes, Lennox has a great mind, and fearless in expressing that which is not popular.

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  8. artaxes says:

    Isn’t it funny how scientsts are searching for extraterrestrial intelligence?
    SETI and other projects are scanning the sky in search of certain electromanagnetic waves.
    They signals they are looking for are not random noise but signals that contain information.
    Morse code would be such a signal or signals containing prime number etc.
    They rightly assume that information must come from an intelligent source.
    Yet, they ignore the information right in front of their nose: DNA is a massive store of highly structured information whcih must come from an intelligent being.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yet, a close scrutiny of Job 38 for instance ( in the kjv) shuts mouths that spue forth more arrogance than volcanoes, ie, ‘ where were YOU……’ when the waves of the oceans were told to stop at the shoreline?????

      Men spend lifetimes looking ‘out there’ while ignoring ‘right here,’ because no one can challenge ( they say) their cleverness, such as that apostle of atheism Carl Sagan with his nauseous ‘billions and billions and billions’ of years, etc.

      Right in front of their nose as you say. Information. Language. Intelligence. Design. Planning. Control. All pointing to an Engineer who has no equal nor needs peer review.

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  9. Great post Color Storm. I enjoyed this debate between Lennox and Dawkins, very much. Each man allowed the other to make his argument fully

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    • ColorStorm says:

      That’s the main reason it was good. No hyper
      exaggeration and there was free flow- except for the moderator later- his meddling trying to steer was annoying-

      But Lennox was clear as crystal-

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