Sunday, November 24, 2013

Does God Exist?

Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Props to Philosophy Today for publishing William Lane Craig's essay "Does God Exist?" Bill is a brilliant philosopher. He gets malaprops from Internet atheists who lack cognitive access to Bill's arguments. If you are reading this it is a 99.9999% certainty that Bill is smarter than you (and me, too). So it's simply sophomoric to dismiss him. Actually, it's sophomoric to dismiss anyone or anything you can't understand.

Bill gives 8 reasons to support God's existence. Read the essay for explanation. They are:


  1. God is the best explanation why anything at all exists.
  2. God is the best explanation of the origin of the universe.
  3. God is the best explanation of the applicability of mathematics to the physical world.
  4. God is the best explanation of the fine-tuning of the universe for intelligent life.
  5. God is the best explanation of intentional states of consciousness.
  6. God is the best explanation of objective moral values and duties.
  7. The very possibility of God’s existence implies that God exists.
  8. God can be personally known and experienced.