William lane craig vs frank zindler, willow creek community church, south barrington, illinois, - 1993 dr lewis wolpert : but because there is a beginning doesn't imply a god craig : it does if the first premise (of the kalam cosmological argument) is true that whatever begins to exist has a cause. How william lane craig thrashed sam harris like a naughty puppy april 9, 2011 / 67 comments / in debate / by bnonn since i was fortunate enough to have some time free yesterday, i was able to watch, live, the craig-harris debate on whether god is the foundation of moral goodness. Listen to dr william lane craig provide a compelling answer watch this exciting watch this exciting episode and grab a copy of dr craig's new book on guard to learn more about this and other arguments on how to defend your faith with reason and precision. I say all of this to serve as a preface for what the premise of this blog post will be, that is a hopeless argument against theism that has been proposed by all sorts of skeptics and atheists across western academia.
William lane craig is research professor of philosophy at talbot school of theology in la mirada, california 1 the cosmological argument from contingency 2 the kalam cosmological argument based on the beginning of the universe 3 the moral argument based upon objective moral values. Dr william lane craig has made quite a name for himself as a christian apologist he is considered by many to be one of the best and most talented polemicists, perhaps in the world he is a prominent christian theist, with a strong youtube presence and has debated many atheist public intellectuals. Philosophy of religion philosophy of religion is the philosophical study of the meaning and nature of religion it includes the analyses of religious concepts, beliefs, terms, arguments, and practices of religious adherents. William lane craig argues that intrinsic values (real objective moral value) requires god we can be nice to each other if god doesn't exist, but it wouldn't we could be atheistic platonists (people who believe intrinsic values constitute a separate reality), dualists (people who view the mind and body as.
In his latest q & a article, william lane craig responds to some questions about debating atheists cris says: [many atheists] say that the poor atheists big, bad bill craig has debate training, and that's why they can't even mount a decent response to the same five arguments i've been putting out. Stephen law, who puts special emphasis on evil god arguments, debated william lane craig in westminster central hall in london on october 17 i haven't had a chance to watch this yet but figured since it features craig debating an actual philosopher, i would pass it on for you. Craig goes on to say that the argument doesn't lose its force, because he believes the moral argument is a valid argument with true premises he says i have to show how the moral argument is analogous to the leprechaun argument in order for the objection to holdbut that's not my objection at all. I've seen other atheists make the same argument so it is worth exploring rosenberg argues — and i entirely agree — that our moral senses are part of our human nature we have a core morality programmed into us by evolution to enable us to interact socially and so exploit a cooperative evolutionary niche. This is an archive of past discussions do not edit the contents of this page if you wish to start a new discussion or revive an old one, please do so on the current talk page.
William lane craig -v- sam harris, is the foundation of morality natural or supernatural / is good from god, university of notre dame, indiana their arguments for secular morality it is abundantly clear - even more than is usually the case with craig's atheist opponents - that harris has a different. I recently listened to the debate between william lane craig and arif ahmed which took place at one of the points of contention was the moral argument and specifically whether there are objective moral values here is an atheist philosopher agreeing with craig's view that moral realism (that. Since he's known for defending this argument, william lane craig offers, traditionally, moral values have been thought to be anchored in god, who is the supreme good traditionally, god has been thought in theology as the greatest good or the highest good or in latin 'summum bonum. The audio of the debate can be downloaded from apologetics 315 description: christian philosopher william lane craig debates atheist peter millican on the topic: does god existthe debate was organised by the philosophy society at birmingham university on october 21, 2011 for the reasonable faith tour. Recently there seems to have been a rash of debates between atheists and christian apologists see the debate between cosmologist sean carroll and apologist william lane craig at the greer.
Moral arguments moral arguments for theism include attempts to establish the existence of god from some (alleged) fact about morality many people hold that objective moral values are required to make sense of certain facets of human life, for instance, and that god is the only possible source of such values. 91 quotes from william lane craig: 'if there is no god, then man and the universe are doomed like prisoners condemned to death, we await our unavoidable the cruelty of atheism is hard to believe when man has no faith in the reward of good or the punishment of evil there is no reason to be human. According to an article on william lane craig by rational wiki the tactics used by him to win debates are as follows: craig likes to boast that he is a this is advantageous for him because most of his arguments - the kalam cosmological argument, the ontological argument, the assertion of the.
Human beings tend to believe that certain actions are morally right and that other actions are morally wrong if atheism is true, however, objective moral values and duties are illusory in the following video. William lane craig's kalam cosmological argument maintains that the universe had a beginning guminski argues why there is good reason to hold that any infinite temporal series of finite duration is this essay addresses william lane craig's argument to the effect that tests from herodotus. The moral argument for god's existence is one of the most common arguments apologists will use in debates with atheists it also tends to be one of the most misunderstood arguments, which i think contributes to its persistence in sticking around despite having been debunked a long time ago. The recent debate between william lane craig and stephen law has sent what amounts to shockwaves through the christian community law's evil god argument is certainly interesting the atheists are typically touting the victory of stephen law (as is law himself.