The Does God Exist Debate
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This paper briefly examines how William Lane Craig, one of world's leading philosophers of religion supports the existence of God while Christopher Hitchens, a controversial writer, disproves the idea. It looks at how, depending on each man's beliefs, both personalities give logical, rationale and valid arguments to support their position.
From the Paper:"An interesting argument made by Hitchens though is when he said: "I've never seen any positive evidence for the existence of God I'll go so far as to say that God does not exist (BCAPA, 2009)." This is the old "to see is to believe" reasoning; however, it stands to counter-argue back that more than likely Hitchens has not seen the air he breathes but he believes it exists. Somewhat of a lame or not too strong an argument but it merely points out that not because something or someone is not there, it does not exist. What exist are the power and the influence - as what God truly is. Consequently, Craig and Hitchens cerebral battle was an exercise in faith and belief - those who have and do not have. It is well that the two gentlemen agreed to disagree on their beliefs and civilized human beings should do the same. Thus, whether one believes in a God or not, we should learn to tolerate and respect each other's beliefs and live harmoniously for a better world not only for this generation but succeeding ones as well. "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Biola Christian Apologetics Program and Associated Students (BCAPA). Does God Exist: A Debate: William Lane Craig vs. Christopher Hitchens. 4 Apr. 2009. 6 Apr. 2009. <http://doesgodexistdebate.blogspot.com/>.
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