On September 29th, 2012, William Lane Craig participated in the Contending with Christianity’s Critics Conference held at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, TX. Dr. Craig uses the technique of Eastwooding to deal with Richard Dawkins’ attempted refutations of the cosmological, moral, teleological, and ontological arguments for God’s existence.
Many Charismatic and Pentecostal believers (along with other Evangelicals) build their faith on personal experience rather than on truth. Yes, truth must be experienced – it not enough to hold a merely intellectual faith. But our faith is reasonable and the truth of God in Christ is the foundation of our experience. The order is clear. Truth first, experience second. The only reliable test of truth is the revelation of God in his Word – his personal Word, the Bible and His Personal Word, Christ.
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The statements ascribed to Richard Dawkins in this presentation are statements actually made by Prof. Dawkins. The following is a list of the sources of such statements:
Dawkins, Richard. “Afterword.” In Lawrence Krauss, A Universe from Nothing. New York: Free Press, 2012.
_____. “Comment.” http://old.richarddawkins.net/comments/933553.
_____. The God Delusion. New York: Houghton-Mifflin, 2006.
_____. River out of Eden: a Darwinian View of Life. New York: Basic Books, 1996.
_____. “The Ultraviolet Garden,” Lecture 4 of 7 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (1992), http://physicshead.blogspot.com/2007/01/richard-dawkins-lecture-4-ultraviolet….
_____. “Why I Refuse to Debate William Lane Craig.” The Guardian 20 October 2011 http://old.richarddawkins.net/comments/933553
Citations of these statements with references may be found in:
“Richard Dawkins on Arguments for God.” In God Is Great, God Is Good, pp. 13-31. Ed. Wm. L Craig and Chad Meister. Downers Grove, Ill.: Inter-Varsity, 2009.
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