Later today, Ceiling Cat willing, I’ll put up a post on William Lane Craig, who was just given a long profile in, of all places, The Chronicle of Higher Education. It’s worth reading, though it carefully stays away from criticizing him or asking the opinion of his opponents.
Craig, as you know, has made his reputation debating atheists like Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens. For the nonce, I’ll just collect opinions on this question: Is there any value to the cause in debating someone like Craig? That is, is the debate format a way to change minds and wean people away from faith. (Of course, Craig is a formidable debater, but I’m asking the question in general.)