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Steve Zara's Avatar Jump to comment 17 by Steve Zara

For those who can't see it yet - be patient, it is well worth it. It was a good, polite - even friendly - debate, with McGrath even conceding the strength of many of Dawkins' arguments, and Dawkins saying that McGrath made reasonable points. I believe this is evidence (if such were needed) that helps demolish criticisms of Dawkins as an angry and fundamentalist atheist. He argues with a polite perstence. Nevertheless, it is devastating. It obviously does not have any effect on McGrath's faith, but it certainly is very revealing to viewers.

I think Dawkins' polite debating style here throws into contrast some of the attacks on McGrath here. Personal attacks on McGrath's head tilt or his manner are inappropriate. They are irrelevant to the quality or otherwise of his arguments.

Thu, 31 May 2007 10:41:00 UTC | #43619