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FULL TRANSCRIPT: The God Delusion Debate – Richard Dawkins vs John Lennox

This is the transcript of the debate popularly known as The God Delusion Debate whereinworld-renowned atheist and scientist Professor Richard Dawkins debates against his Oxford University colleague Professor John Lennox, who is both a scientist and a Christian theologian. This event was held on October 3, 2007.

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TRANSCRIPT:

Larry Taunton: I’m Larry Taunton, Executive Director of Fixed Point Foundation, and I want to tell you a little something about the debate you’re about to see featuring Professor Richard Dawkins and Dr. John Lennox, both men of the University of Oxford.

The question has been asked of us many times, why sponsor a debate on this issue, that is, the new atheism and religion, or in this case, more specifically, Christianity?

Fixed Point Foundation is a Christian organization that seeks to draw public attention to hot-button cultural issues, and since September 11th of 2001, the new atheism and its charges against religion have been one of those issues. Interestingly, many Christians and atheists feel that their views are frequently mischaracterized in the larger cultural discussion.

To address this, we wanted to find individuals who represented the beliefs of their respective camps. We think we have two of the very best in Richard Dawkins and John Lennox. We’re grateful to both men for their cooperation. John and Richard were delightful to work with and enthusiastic about the project from beginning to end. We think you will find what follows informative, challenging, and thought-provoking.

Good evening. I’m Larry Taunton, Executive Director of Fixed Point Foundation, the sponsor of this event. We welcome you to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alys Stephens Center, and we also welcome those who are listening around the world.

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