Okay, after my quick declaration that I’m not signing Dan Fincke’s “civility pledge,” let me get a little deeper into the problems I see with it. Here’s the first point of the pledge, quoted in full:
I’m going to dedicate most of this post to Rosenberg’s opening statement, but first let me say “here here” to something from Jason Rosenhouse’s comments on the debate:
My first book–which takes on Christian apologists like William Lane Craig on the resurrection–available for free
At long last, and thanks to some great help from Jeff Cogswell, the ebook version of my first book–complete with a new preface–is now ready as a PDF. The book is called UFOs, Ghosts, and a Rising God: Debunking the Resurrection of Jesus, and I’m letting anyone download for free as an ebook.
I was going to make my next post on the Craig-Rosenberg debate about the problem of evil, but then I listened to what Craig had to say about the problem of evil in his first rebuttal, and wow:
So far I’ve only listened to the opening statements from William Lane Craig’s recent debate with Alex Rosenberg (audio here). In this post, I’m only going to comment on the Craig’s opening statement, along with the “Gish Gallop” issue.
In a comment in a thread on the Craig-Rosenberg debate, Jeffery Jay Lowder writes:
This is interesting. Looks like Randal Rauser is going to be doing a series on William Lane Craig’s defense of the Canaanite genocide. From the first post:
In the aftermath of the Craig-Rosenberg debate, this post seems to be getting a lot of attention. Many of the Christians showing up to comment on that post seem unable to wrap their heads around the idea that “winning” debates might often involve rather sleazy tactics.
The footnotes aren’t done and I’m not satisfied with how the material on the resurrection is organized, but I’ve got other things to do than agonize over this, so: I give you what is now chapter 8 of the book, “William Lane Craig exposed.” I decided to limit myself to 3 arguments (Kalam, moral argument, Jesus’ resurrection), [...]
While writing another post, I just realized that while I had reposted my post “Philosophy is dysfunctional,” I’d never reposted this, the follow-up. Like the first post, it was originally published in July 2011.