Christian Apologist Dismisses American Atheists' 50th Anniversary Convention as 'Nothing but Posturing'
Dr. William Lane Craig, research professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, Calif., has dismissed the American Atheists' 50 year anniversary convention as "nothing but posturing," arguing that their intellectual arguments against theism do not hold up.
"Their motto '50 years of reason' is nothing but posturing. It's an attempt to present themselves as intellectual and that their atheism is based in reason, when in fact that is far from the truth," Craig, who has written over thirty books on theology and philosophy and frequently debates atheist scholars, said on Monday in a phone interview with The Christian Post.
American Atheists, the largest secular group in America, which supports civil rights for atheists, will kick off their 2013 National Convention on Thursday, featuring three days of speakers....
"It is not so unwelcome that people who formerly identified as nominal Christians, but really weren't biblically orthodox, should now recognize that they are non-Christians and non-religious. In one sense, that is a positive thing,"
So called 'nominal' Christians traditionally knew very little of the Bible, nor studied to find out the facts. In many western nations there have been and still are nominal Christians who accept the title with little or no real conviction and faith. It is a curious thing in man that he accepts a personal religious conviction without a true faith, as Romans chapter one illustrates.
Romans 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: