Sunday, October 07, 2012

Big Surprise: William Lane Craig Caught Fibbing

Apparently William Lane Craig's version of Christianity requires that animals can't feel pain. Or, if they can feel pain, they're not "aware" that they're in pain. Or if they're aware that they're in pain, they're not aware that they're aware. Or something -- the important thing is that people are different from animals.

Craig has claimed that "science" supports his view. Not so, according to a new video.

Who is surprised? Craig has misrepresented what other scholars say before. Craig is not really interested in the answer to the question; he just wants to accumulate evidence, no matter how tenuous, to support his religion.

6 comments:

nwrickert said...

I admit to being unsurprised.

That sort of behavior comes with his militant Christianity.

(I think it's time that we started using that "militant" word, not for all Christians but for those who are clearly more militant than the "militant atheists" that they criticize).

John Pieret said...

Apparently William Lane Craig's version of Christianity requires that animals can't feel pain. Or, if they can feel pain, they're not "aware" that they're in pain. Or if they're aware that they're in pain, they're not aware that they're aware. Or something --

Rather like his argument that God was doing "good" when he ordered the Israelites to massacre the Mideonites, women and children included (except for the virgin girls they could "keep"), or if that wasn't "good," the Bible must have misreported it or if it really happened it must have been the stupid Israelites must have misunderstood Him, which, of course, Craig is incapable of.

Takis Konstantopoulos said...

Craig is not really interested in the answer to the question; he just wants to accumulate evidence, no matter how tenuous, to support his religion.

Of course! This, almost by definition, is what religion is about. So Craig is consistent with his "principles".

Bayesian Bouffant, FCD said...

John Pieret: "the Bible must have misreported it..."

WLC, as an employee of Biola University, is contractually forbidden to attempt that argument:
Doctirnal Statement
"... The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are without error or misstatement in their moral and spiritual teaching and record of historical facts. They are without error or defect of any kind..."

Takis Konstantopoulos said...

Bayesian Bouffant: I didn't know that this fellow was an employee of that institute. Biola University recently awarded John Lennox the Phillip E. Johnson Award for "Liberty and Truth". All the big names (Craig, Johnson, Lennox, ...) together...

Bayesian Bouffant, FCD said...

Talbot School of Theology is part of Biola U.