Re: [atheists-494] Chronicle article about William Lane Craig

From: Hugh K.
Sent on: Sunday, July 7, 2013 1:52 PM
Craig's presentations are as slick as that of a used car salesman and, if you have any grounding in the atheist/theist debate, you recognize that that's all he's selling; a used car with a lot of mileage on it. There's nothing novel or irrefutable about his arguments. Both his logic and a priori assumptions can easily be picked apart and, in debate, often are. Yet some students still find him convincing; probably because they're more impressed by style than substance. So, while I don't disagree that Craig needs to be intellectually combatted, I'd add that it has to be at least as slickly done. After all, we live in a country where we are indoctrinated practically from birth by slick advertising that de facto promotes image over, well, anything else.
Hugh

From: Ted Drange <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Sunday, July 7,[masked]:22 PM
Subject: Re: [atheists-494] Chronicle article about William Lane Craig

He has been known to sway some previously neutral college students over to his side.
He needs to be intellectually combatted to prevent that from happening.


At 12:11 PM 7/7/2013, Hugh wrote:
I've heard  Christian apologist William Lane Craig talk. I've also heard him debate atheists and the only ones singing paeans about his victories are other Christian apologists.
Hugh




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