Deny Of Oneself Some More

My favorite part of the video is at 7:53 with James 2:19’s stunning bit of evidence for the truth of one god, “You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe – and shudder.” Dr Craig has a bit of a chuckle at how those nasty demonic forces are proving his point. Just prior to that he was amused by Isaiah’s repudiation of those who carve idols and call them gods. You see, carved idols have no power so it’s silly to bow down to them. But the reported opinion of demons, well, that can prove that there is one god.

Not content with taking unsubstantiated testimony from a dubious source as evidence, Dr Craig misunderstands how proof of something works. With Romans 1:20 “Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made, so they are without excuse.” he believes that it’s obvious his god exists because you just got to open your eyes  and see the universe He created. What he fails to understand is that other religions come with a creation myth, so their worshipers are also laying claim to the same evidence that he’s using for his god. Unless he can show that his god and his god alone did what he’s claiming, then he’s either got to dismiss the claim or admit that the other claimants, every other religion with a creation myth, have equal weight as his own.

Again, this is a very difficult watch when it’s under the banner of reasonable faith.

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