William Lane Craig’s attack on biblical creationists

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  1. Aaron

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    http://creation.com/william-lane-craig-vs-creation
    Craig’s view necessarily entails that animal death, suffering, and carnivory existed long before Adam’s sin, and he has defended this view explicitly. Dr Catchpoole wrote a fine overview on this issue, showing Craig’s fallacy (‘Billions of years’ makes Christians dumb (and atheists loud): A brilliant way to muzzle Christians: Get them to believe in long ages), so I won’t dwell on this here.


    Craig vs creation days

    Craig recently gave a series of talks where he attacked the biblical creationist view on the days of Genesis 1. In this article’s title, I indicated that this attack was “intellectually dishonest”, and I will explain that now. Any honest attack on a particular view should address the strongest claims for this view, which in turn demands that the critic should address the leading works defending this view. However, it becomes abundantly clear that Craig lacks the slightest familiarity with the leading creationist works on the issue (see recommended material, top right, for those from CMI). This is especially glaring when he attributes to young earth creationists a view that neither I nor anyone else in CMI has ever defended, and don’t know of any YEC who has; rather, this is a common view among old-earth compromisers! This will be demonstrated in the responses to his main points below:
     
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    Its as rare as hens teeth to find a serious apologist who supports YEC. Its a limiting view.
     
  3. Aaron

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    And yet, they are out there.
     
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    Yes because an appeal to numbers proves it all.
     
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    Try Bob Dutko
     
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