A debate on “Does God Exist?” William Lane Craig (theist) and Peter Atkins (atheist)
Craig offers three arguments for the existence of God:
1) The Cosmological Argument
2) The Moral Argument
3) The Testimonial Argument (Resurrection of Jesus)
The video is nearly two hours long, so get comfortable!
I have to say that Craig comes through this debate better than does Atkins. Â That’s not to say that I think Â Craig’s arguments win the debate or trump the atheist’s position. Â I just think that Craig does a much better job of arguing for his position.
Atkins also attacks theÂ usefulnessÂ of philosophers! On some levels I agree with him: such as that observation and experimentation are the tools we need to learn about the Universe and how it came about rather than sitting on one’s bottom thinking about stuff. Â On the other side, however, modern scienceÂ originatedÂ from philosophy (Natural Philosophy) and further to this Philosophy of Science helped to shape, and still does, modern science.