William Lane Craig Complains Dawkins Won’t Debate Him, but Touts Debate in Credentials?

William Lane Craig Complains Dawkins Won’t Debate Him, but Touts Debate in Credentials? November 3, 2014

It’s well known that William Lane Craig attempted to arrange a debate with Richard Dawkins in England; Dawkins refused; and then Craig, not to mention numerous others, criticized Dawkins for his refusal to debate Craig.

I recently discovered this page on the website of Houston Baptist University. It appears to be a press release dated February 4, 2014. I have no idea how much input Craig had into the content of the release and if he approved it before it was published, but I read the following statement with much interest.

 He has successfully debated prominent atheists such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the late Christopher Hitchens. (emphasis mine)

Wait. What?

I thought Craig had been complaining that Dawkins wouldn’t debate him. But now we are told he has debated Dawkins. How do we reconcile this apparent inconsistency?

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