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. That’s not to say that I think Craig’s arguments win the debate or trump the atheist’s position. I just think that Craig does a much better job of arguing for his position.
Atkins also attacks the usefulness 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. On the other side, however, modern science originated from philosophy (Natural Philosophy) and further to this Philosophy of Science helped to shape, and still does, modern science.