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William Lane Craig vs. Keith Parsons

Today I listened to a debate between William Lane Craig and Keith Parsons on “Why I am / am not a Christian”.

The debate began well with Craig opening up with arguments for God’s existence while at the same time giving his testimony about how the Lord saved him. Also Craig offered arguments for the resurrection of Christ during the testimonial part of his argument.

I have to hand it to Keith Parsons because compared to all the others that I have listened to the past week, Keith came out of the corner swinging. I mean he was driving home argument after argument of why he wasn’t a Christian and why the resurrection wasn’t true. He used arguments such as mass hallucinations, the wrong tomb, etc…..

The problems with Keith’s arguments were that they were not original, but actually were laid down by skeptics in the nineteenth century. The bad thing about it for Keith was that these same arguments were refuted, not by theist, but by skeptics of the nineteenth century.

So again Craig offered a more plausible defense for the belief of God, the Resurrection, and the Christian Faith.

You can download this debate here.

This debate took place in 1998.

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  1. Goose
    January 15, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    The problem with Craig’s arguments is that they were not original either, they’re older than Parsons and have been refuted long ago.

    • January 19, 2014 at 9:27 am

      Welcome to my blog and thank you for commenting on one of my posts.

      You have stated in your comment that Craig uses arguments that are not original. This may be the case, but atheists have never come up with a syllogism that refutes the Christian arguments for God or the origins of this world. You claim that these arguments have been refuted a long time ago, but here is a link to an atheist blog, whereby the author of the blog claims the opposite than what you have here.

      http://commonsenseatheism.com/?p=392

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