One of my last ditch efforts to save my faith was to teach this class called “The Truth Project”. It’s basically a course in Christian philosophy taught by Apologist William Lane Craig. It was terrible, and terribly boring.
He makes the same mistake that Ken Ham makes, he talks more about the consequences of what life would be like without God rather than proving God actually exists. The above quote was pretty typical of the statements he would make.
First off, just because YOU FEEL there would be no basis for morality it ethics without God, doesn’t mean there actually aren’t good solid basis for them.
Secondly, so what? What if you’re right? What if ethics can’t exist without God? That doesn’t make God magically exist. Just because you think society would function better with God, doesn’t mean there is a God. It only means we wish there was a God.
Seriously Dr. Craig, what a terrible argument. All your doing is trying to scare people away from atheism, instead of reasoning against the obvious truth that there is (probably) no God. Fear may keep people from acknowledging what’s real, but it doesn’t change reality.
Trust me, I wish it did.