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Christians’ bus challenge to atheist
12:00pm Saturday 8th October 2011 in News
CHRISTIANS have taken their battle with prominent atheist Richard Dawkins on to the city’s buses.
In 2009, atheists in London paid for 200 adverts on the city’s buses, declaring: “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.”
Now Premier Christian Radio has paid for its own version on Oxford buses, after the distinguished evolutionary biologist turned down the chance to debate with Christian philosopher William Lane Craig when he visits the city later in the month.
The new advert reads: “There’s probably no Dawkins. Now stop worrying and enjoy Oct 25th at the Sheldonian Theatre.”
Prof Lane Craig is touring the UK on his Reasonable Faith tour debating with other academic atheists in London, Cambridge, Birmingham and Manchester.
An open invitation has been sent to Prof Dawkins, formerly Oxford University’s Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, to debate the existence of God at the event.
In the past Prof Dawkins has said he will not debate with “people whose only claim to fame is that they are professional debators.”
The adverts will appear on 30 Stagecoach vehicles from Monday for two weeks.
Prof Craig said the poster campaign “leaves a shred of hope that he may turn up”.