Libertarian Free Will and the Kalam, Revisited

Libertarian Free Will and the Kalam, Revisited August 16, 2020

It seems that internet friends and atheist You Tube sensations CosmicSkeptic and Rationality Rules have either read my book at some point or are just hitting a rich vein of Kalam Cosmological Argument (KCA) criticism by mutual awesomeness.

I recently posted about my thoughts concerning CosmicSkeptic’s debate with William Lane Craig and you can see my three videos I did on the subject here.

Rationality Rules (RR) recently did a couple of videos showing how the KCA and libertarian free will are incompatible, something that features as a strong claim in my book Did God Create the Universe from Nothing? Countering William Lane Craig’s Kalam Cosmological Argument (UK). See my posts here:

Rationality Rules (aka Stephen Woodford) just responded to an apologist defending the coherence of the KCA and libertarian free will in his video here:

I was particularly intrigued with this video, not just because I was conceited enough to think that RR had read my book, but more importantly due to the T-shirt he was wearing: A Fallen Acorn brewery one. Fallen Acorn is my local beer/brewery in Gosport that was so named for the metaphor by point of fact it was the resurrection of the previous brewery, the Oakleaf Brewery, that went under. I love the name and what they are doing with their beers. So for him to wear the T-shirt made me think he was local to  me. I shot him a message that he immediately returned asking if he had read my book and whether he was local, vis-a-vis the T-shirt. To my disdain, he had not heard of my book (though promised to grab a copy), but to my joy he is not only local to me, but actually designed the brewery’s logo!

The long and the short of it is that we may well do a video together discussing the Kalam and drinking ale, after having a brief discussion, united by the love for good beer and the contempt for rubbish apologetics.

This is a win win. Tippling AND philosophising. What’s not to like with that?


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