Victor Stenger on William Lane Craig

A few months ago, I received a review copy of Victor Stenger’s God and the Folly of Faith. I meant to review it, but with other things I was working on it slipped through the cracks, and I never found time to read the thing all the way through. (Apologies to Dr. Stenger and Prometheus Books for [Read More...]

Lies, damned lies, and material conditionals

William Lane Craig claims that atheists agree with him that, “if the universe has an explanation of its existence, that explanation is God.” It seems to me a pretty clear example of Craig’s tendency to falsely claim his opponents agree with him, but there’s one way of defending Craig’s claim that I know occurred independently to both [Read More...]

Discussion: what’s the best way to deal with apologetics-spouting evangelists?

I got a question in a previous thread, typed out a quick response, and then realized this would be a good question to dedicate a thread to. First, the question: [Read more...]

There are no good arguments for the existence of God (complete)

So I’m doing this project where I’m writing a book, and when I finish a draft of a chapter, I post it for anyone to read for free using Google Docs. I’ve just finished putting together the chapter titled “There are no good arguments for the existence of God.” (I had previously posted an incomplete [Read More...]

Documenting William Lane Craig’s lies about his opponents: a reply to Jeff Lowder

I thought I was done writing about William Lane Craig, but Jeffery Jay Lowder has done two posts challenging my claim that Craig is dishonest. Reading Jeff’s posts makes me think that in my series on Craig, I was trying to do too many things at once: take down his arguments, expose his dishonesty, do it all in a relatively [Read More...]

On Dawkins’ refusal to debate Craig

Craig is famous for his debates with atheists, but one atheist who has repeatedly refused to debate Craig is Richard Dawkins. Dawkins initially refused because he had no idea who Craig was, and later, when he learned more about Craig, because of Craig’s defense of genocide (which I discussed while discussing Craig’s moral argument). [Read more...]

Jesus’ resurrection: was Paul hallucinating?

I really want to be done with my post series on William Lane Craig, but after putting up yesterday’s post, I realized I really need to say more about the possibility that Paul and other people who claimed to have seen Jesus after his death were hallucinating (or otherwise deluded). [Read more...]

Craig’s case for the resurrection of Jesus

The Craig’s last major argument for the existence of God is his claim that the resurrection of Jesus can be shown to have happened using standard historical methods. Now, I’ve previously written that  the vast majority of non-Christians (as well as many liberal Christians) don’t think the gospels, the Bible’s accounts of Jesus’ life, are historically [Read More...]

William Lane Craig’s moral argument

Now for Craig’s moral argument (or “axiological argument”), which I’ve sometimes thought is Craig’s worst argument (though picking a single worst argument from Craig is hard). Here’s the basic argument: [Read more...]

The fine-tuning argument (as told by William Lane Craig)

The next argument Craig presents in Reasonable Faith (after his versions of the cosmological argument) is the fine-tuning argument, which is a version of the argument from design or teleological argument. I’ve previously discussed problems with other versions of this argument here and here, those posts will be useful background to this one. Craig’s version is a [Read More...]