Let’s just say that Krauss is not a happy chappy. Apparently he put on his nice face and gentle demeanour during the debate, but now the gloves are off. And what better place to shoot off than…
… Richard Dawkins’ website … but beware of the trolls on there — they really are most unpleasant and often quite irrational.
Incredibly Krauss begins his first paragraph with:
It sometimes surprises me, although it shouldn’t, how religious devotees feel the need to regularly reinforce their own convictions in groups of like-minded individuals. I suppose this is the purpose of regular Sunday church services, for example, to reinforce the community of belief in between the rest of the week…
What is so amazing about this first paragraph however is how blind Krauss is. He accuses Christians of self-reinforced group-think, but seems unable to recognize that this is exactly what he and his Darwinian cohorts do.
It sometimes surprises me, although it shouldn’t, how atheist devotees feel the need to regularly reinforce their own convictions in groups of like-minded individuals [e.g. www.RichardDawkins.net]. I suppose this is the purpose of regular scientism services, for example, to reinforce the community of belief in Darwinian creation myths, the fact-Fact-FACT of molecules to man evolution, and stories of how things magically appear from nothing — which is of course not the same as not-anything…
The thing that amazes me about the “new atheist” materials I have read, watched and listened to is the anger, the unwillingness to even consider another perspective, and the intolerance. At least Krauss actually bothered to look at some of Craig’s materials before debating him. I wonder if Sam Harris will bother?
The link to Krauss’ “Dealing with William Lane Craig” is here:
PS. Professor John Lennox who debated Dawkins twice is apparently debating Leonard Mlodinow who co-write with Stephen Hawking. Anyone have any news on this?
- Review of the Krauss’ response by Bnonn at Thinking Matters here.