“William Lane Craig’s eight Special-Pleading arguments for God’s existence”

“William Lane Craig’s eight Special-Pleading arguments for God’s existence”

The above is the topic of the post at an atheist blog which can be viewed at:

http://coelsblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/william-lane-craigs-eight-special-pleading-arguments-for-gods-existence/

Following eight points of Lane Craig has been enumerated and commented upon by coels:

(I) God is the best explanation why anything at all exists
(II) God is the best explanation of the origin of the universe
(III) God is the best explanation of the applicability of mathematics to the physical world.
(IV) God is the best explanation of the fine-tuning of the universe for intelligent life.
(V) God is the best explanation of intentional states of consciousness
(VI) God is the best explanation of objective moral values and duties
(VII) The very possibility of God’s existence implies that God exists
(VIII) God can be personally known and experienced
(IX) God provides the best explanation of the historical facts concerning Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.

http://coelsblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/william-lane-craigs-eight-special-pleading-arguments-for-gods-existence/

I generally speaking agree with the points or arguments given by Lane Craig if by God he doesn’t mean Jesus but he means the One-True-God in terms of Jesus’ Core Teachings as mentioned in Matthew 22:36-40:

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+22%3A36-40

Jesus was a Jew and followed Moses; in fact Jesus only repeated the core teachings of Moses as contained in:

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.[a] 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy%206&version=NIV

I further have to add that I totally disagree with
the last or ninth (IX) point mentioned by Lane Craig by which he means that Bible has given truthful historical facts concerning Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.

This is simply not correct.

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One Response to ““William Lane Craig’s eight Special-Pleading arguments for God’s existence””

  1. paarsurrey Says:

    Following comments have been exchanged between paarsurrey and coels at the coelsblog:

    paarsurrey says:
    January 16, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Quoting your words:
    “that only convince those who already believe”
    “Only, the believer doesn’t ask that question”

    That is true of the Atheists too; in general.

    Coel says:
    January 16, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    It might be true of Atheists (whoever they are) but it’s not true of atheists (no capital) who judge on evidence and do ask questions.

    paarsurrey says:
    January 16, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    I think whether it is Atheist or atheist; makes no difference.
    Any ignorant man could become Atheist or atheist; not everybody is used to follow evidence or to do search or research.

    http://coelsblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/william-lane-craigs-eight-special-pleading-arguments-for-gods-existence/#comment-6942

    http://coelsblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/william-lane-craigs-eight-special-pleading-arguments-for-gods-existence/#comment-6943

    http://coelsblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/william-lane-craigs-eight-special-pleading-arguments-for-gods-existence/#comment-6944

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