Essay: Is Richard Dawkins an intellectually fulfilled atheist?

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Richard Dawkins alleges that Charles Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist".[1] Yet, where is Richard Dawkins' intellectual conviction and courage? On May 14, 2011, the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph published a news story entitled Richard Dawkins accused of cowardice for refusing to debate existence of God.[2] In The Daily Telegraph article Dr. Daniel Came, a member of the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University, was quoted as writing to fellow atheist Richard Dawkins concerning his refusal to debate Dr. William Lane Craig: "The absence of a debate with the foremost apologist for Christian theism is a glaring omission on your CV and is of course apt to be interpreted as cowardice on your part."[3]

In Richard Dawkins' intellectual bunnyhole, where Dawkins hides from the cross examination of strong debate opponents, Richard Dawkins engages in his public machinations and claims that he is an intellectually fulfilled atheist. Certainly, Richard Dawkins has displayed abundant evidence that he lacks true conviction and courage to defend atheism and the evolutionary paradigm (please see the satire Does Richard Dawkins have machismo?). Also, why did Charles Darwin have so little intellectual fulfillment? Late in Darwin's life, Charles Darwin told the Duke of Argyll that he frequently had overwhelming thoughts that the natural world was the result of design.[4] Dawkins' ruses about why he supposedly will not debate creationists and other strong theist debate opponents are a poor substitute for intellectual courage and fulfillment! If Richard Dawkins is an intellectually satisfied atheist then it must take exceedingly little to intellectually satisfy Richard Dawkins! The atheism porridge bowl is certainly empty when it comes to proof and evidence for atheism. It is very sad to see Richard Dawkins, the gaunt and hungry intellectual hyena, run away from the Christian Bible believing lions when he could do much better. There certainly is an abundance of evidence pointing to Christianity being true and atheism being false.

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