Saturday, April 4, 2009

Craig - closing arguments

Have we seen any good arguments tonight that God does not exist? NO. A lot of impugning of religious actions or people but no arguments.
Hitchens asserts a worldview as well - atheism. It is a worldview with claims on reality, but he offers no arguments for its truth.

However, The God hypothesis explains so much of the world
  1. The Cosmological argument - Where the universe comes from
  2. The Teleological argument - The fact that the universe is intelligently designed
  3. The Moral argument - The fact that actions have real moral value has not been dealt with. If objective moral values exist, it must be rooted in a God.
  4. The evidence of the resurrection has not been refuted
  5. The immediate experience of God - I invite anyone listening in who has not experienced God in a real way to invite Jesus to become real to him or her.

24 comments:

  1. Thanks for your hard work Lenny!!!

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  3. Hitchens included. Lord life the veil... In Jesus name.

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  4. When do we get to see Dawkins' "arguments" brought to the light in such a manner?

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  6. I understand why Craig brings up the experience argument now. I think he always invites people to ask God into their lives in these debates and is opening them up to the experience.

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  7. No quadruple posts necessary. I propose we all pray for Hitchens tonight.

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  8. Don't let it end! Craig never got a chance to actually argue any of his points! They were speaking on two different topics the entire time! I'm disappointed.

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  9. Dawkins refused to debate Craig because, "I have not heard of Dr. Craig. So any debate with me would be a star on his resume and not on mine." More or less. . .

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  10. Hitchens isn't dumb. He's proven himself in other areas but he refuses to use his mind in a God glorifying way. Reading Romans 1 would be a fitting end to the night.

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  11. Yes, thanks a lot Lenny. Nice job!

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  12. Troy,
    We all know you can copy and paste now...

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  13. Exactly Troy...We should not pray for condemnation, or if you're not praying for it, don't wish it. Perhaps, and I pray this will be true, this will open the eyes of Hitchens to see that His views on religion and God aren't so "empirical" after all and he needs to rethink his position, and I pray personally that we will see this man, one of the "four horsemen" as Albert Mohler calls them, come to Christ.

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  15. Will a video/mp3 of this be posted on reasonablefaith.org?

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  16. Cancer is of course evil, but God will use sickness if He has to draw a person out of himself to God.

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  17. I tried reading one of Hitchens' books and found it very frustrating - as frustrating as reading this debate. He refuses to address the existence/non-existence of God and instead wants to focus on how badly religious people and institutions have behaved historically. When he's not doing that, he's flying-high the banner of Naturalism while not really examining the critiques of that world-view.

    As a former atheist, I remember having some of the same thoughts regarding God and theists. It wasn't until I realized that Jimi Hendrix's musical talent couldn't be an accident and then later met the person of Christ and was compelled by his love that I turned to the Lord. I pray that the Hound of Heaven pursue Mr. Hitchens until the good sir returns home!

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  18. Some bad things have to happen to Hitchens, showing Hitchens can be duped or make mistakes in life leading to unfortunate consequences; then he will realize he is a sinner in need of salvation. He will rethink his pompousness and arrogance and world centering around Hitchens.

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  19. Caleb, I'm not sure if we will have a video or not on ReasonableFaith.org yet. I hope so... But I know for sure there will be a video and/or audio made available for sale. If you're signed up on the DoesGodExistDebate.com site, or RF we will be sure to update you.

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  20. Troy, Bad personal events are not always a precursor to believing in God.

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