Response to William Lane Craig – Part 5

Although biblical scholars who are more skeptical about the Gospels (than Evangelical Christian biblical scholars) do sometimes make general statements about the crucifixion and death of Jesus on the cross being highly probable, when we look into the details of their views about the Gospels and about the stories about Jesus being crucified, we see that they don’t  actually have adequate grounds for their confident judgments that Jesus’ crucifixion and death on the cross are firmly established his … [Read more...]

Luke Johnson and the Resurrection of Jesus

In my second post responding to William Craig on his point that the death of Jesus on the cross is uncontroversial among biblical scholars, I focused in on the first two biblical scholars that he gave as examples: Robert Funk and Luke Johnson:===================Many Biblical Scholars Do NOT Believe that Jesus was Alive and Walking Around in Jerusalem on Easter SundayIt is interesting that the first two examples of biblical scholars that Craig points to are scholars who DON'T BELIEVE … [Read more...]

Huckabee, Cruz, and Jindal Kiss the Ring of Religious Nutcase Kevin Swanson

By "ring" I don't mean jewelry worn on Swanson's finger. ================================ "Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal all spoke this weekend at the National Religious Liberties Conference in Iowa, an event hosted by Kevin Swanson, a Colorado-based pastor and activist who frequently informs his followers that the biblical penalty for homosexuality is death and defended a proposed law in Uganda that would have imposed life imprisonment or capital … [Read more...]

Response to William Lane Craig – Part 4

I have criticized William Craig's case for the resurrection on the grounds that he fails to show that Jesus died on the cross, and that apart from proving this to be a fact, his case for the resurrection of Jesus is a complete failure.Craig's primary response to this criticism is that the death of Jesus on the cross is uncontroversial among biblical scholars:The reason that I personally have not devoted any space to a discussion of the death of Jesus by crucifixion is that this fact is … [Read more...]

Response to William Lane Craig – Part 3

I have criticized William Craig's case for the resurrection on the grounds that he fails to show that Jesus died on the cross, and that apart from proving this to be a fact, his case for the resurrection of Jesus is a complete failure.Craig's primary response to this criticism is that the death of Jesus on the cross is uncontroversial among biblical scholars:The reason that I personally have not devoted any space to a discussion of the death of Jesus by crucifixion is that this fact is … [Read more...]

Religious Nutcase Elected President of the USA – Part 2

In a previous post, I provided evidence that Ben Carson is an anti-science religious nutcase. Here is more evidence that Ben Carson is a genuine nutcase...his obsession with and admiration for W. Cleon Skousen, an anti-communist crackpot from the 1950s: ===================== Ben Carson's Love Affair With a "Nutjob" Conspiracy Theorist A top GOP presidential contender has embraced the dark, paranoid, and crazy worldview of a far-right pseudohistorian. —By David Corn | Tue Sep. 29, 2015 5:00 A … [Read more...]

Note to Dr. William Lane Craig

  Dr. William Craig, Thank you for reading my blog posts criticizing your case for the resurrection, and for your comments on those posts: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/establishing-the-crucifixion-of-jesus I have written two posts (so far) responding to your comments. Concerning the issue of my scholarship and educational background: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularoutpost/2015/10/30/response-to-dr-william-lane-craig-part-1/ Concerning your main point about the death of Jesus … [Read more...]

Response to Dr. William Lane Craig – Part 2

In my previous post on this topic, I argued that although I do not consider myself to be a scholar, I do have an extensive background in philosophy that qualifies me as being a well-informed intellectual (BA in philosophy from Sonoma State University, MA in philosophy from the University of Windsor, and completion of all requirements for a PhD in philosophy, except for the dissertation, at UC Santa Barbara).William Craig's Main PointI'm now going to respond to the main point made by … [Read more...]


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