Index: The Lowder-Vandergriff Debate: Naturalism vs. Christian Theism: Where Does the Evidence Point? (2014)

 Mr. Lowder's Opening Statement (2,582 words, 129.1 WPM) Mr. Vandergriff's Opening Statement (3,139 words, 157 WPM) Mr. Lowder's First Rebuttal (2,197 words, 146.5 WPM) Mr. Vandergriff's First Rebuttal (2,729 words, 181.9 WPM) Mr. Lowder's Second Rebuttal (1,519 words, 151.9 WPM) Mr. Vandergriff's Second Rebuttal (2,005 words, 200.5 WPM) Mr. Lowder's Closing Statement (883 words, 176.6 WPM) Mr. Vandergriff's Closing Statement (1,080 words, 216 WPM)Note: The rules for t … [Read more...]

Link: Is God Dead? Michael Tooley vs. Peter Kreeft (2008)

I just discovered on YouTube the 2008 debate between atheist philosopher Michael Tooley, (Professor of Philosophy and College Professor of Distinction, University of Colorado, Boulder) and Christian philosopher Peter Kreeft (Professor of Philosophy, Boston College).I haven't watched it yet, but I'm sharing the link with interested readers / viewers.Note: links do not necessarily constitute endorsement.  … [Read more...]

The Evidential Argument from Biological Evolution, Part 2: Is Evolution Evidence for Theism?

Let's begin reviewing the logical form of the argument, as described in Part 1 of this series. (1) Evolution is antecedently much more probable on the assumption that naturalism is true than on the assumption that theism is true. (2) The statement that pain and pleasure systematically connected to reproductive success is antecedently much more probable on the assumption that evolutionary naturalism is true than on the assumption that evolutionary theism is true. (3) Therefore, evolution … [Read more...]

Lowder-Vandergriff Debate on God’s Existence Now Out!

I'm pleased to announce that my debate on God's existence with Mr. Kevin Vandergriff is now out! Here are the options for accessing the debate.Download it as an audio file via the Reasonable Doubts podcast Watch the YouTube version which has slide presentations accompanying each speech Read the transcriptTopic and FormatThe topic and format for our debate was as follows.Topic: Naturalism vs. Christian Theism: Where Does the Evidence Point?Format: Mr. Lowder's Opening … [Read more...]

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Craig’s “Historical Evidence” for the Death of Jesus – Part 7

In the first three paragraphs of William Craig's "case" for the claim that Jesus died on the cross, Craig makes 60 different historical claims, but provides only ONE piece of actual historical evidence for just ONE of the 60 historical claims.Furthermore, in part 6 of this series we saw that the one piece of historical evidence provided by Craig was CRAP. Based on a modern scholarly translation of the passage in question, the evidence is simply irrelevant to the historical claim it was … [Read more...]

Craig’s “Historical Evidence” for the Death of Jesus – Part 6

William Craig claims that Jesus rose from the dead. In making this claim, Craig takes on a heavy burden of proof, including the burden to prove that Jesus actually died on the cross on Good Friday. However, in most of his books, articles, and debates, Craig simply ignores the question of whether Jesus actually died on the cross. So, it appears to me that Craig's case for the resurrection is a complete failure.However, in The Son Rises (hereafter TSR), Craig does make a brief attempt, in … [Read more...]

Craig’s “Historical Evidence” for the Death of Jesus – Part 5

William Craig's case for the resurrection is a failure because he does not make a solid case for the claim that "Jesus actually died on the cross on Good Friday". In most of his books, articles and debates, Craig usually just ignores the question of whether Jesus actually died on the cross, but in The Son Rises (TSR), he does make a brief attempt to prove this claim in just five paragraphs, consisting of 35 sentences.In the first three paragraphs of this "case", Craig makes dozens of … [Read more...]


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