Not Enough Evidence

Not long ago, I wrote about the problem of divine hiddenness and why I don’t think God is hidden at all. Here is a good article by William Lane Craig in response to a questioner who is clearly having trouble with this problem. Is there enough evidence?

Not Enough Evidence | William Lane Craig

Published by Haden Clark

Haden lives in North Texas with his wife, daughter, and three dogs.

11 thoughts on “Not Enough Evidence

  1. Dr. Craig’s response in that letter seems ill-thought, at best, and insultingly disingenuous, at best.

    There are plenty of us who are completely familiar with his work– as well as the work of other apologists and philosophers– but who do not find his arguments to constitute sufficient evidence to warrant belief. The fact that we find his evidence insufficient does not imply that we have some psychological block against it, as Dr. Craig alleges.

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      1. Along those lines, I believe Craig subscribes to the idea that it would be contrary to God’s nature and thereby logically impossible for God to perform such an act. Omnipotence doesn’t typically entail the logically impossible in the eyes of most theologians.

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      2. If you have enough hubris to believe that we have a grasp on logic tight enough to actually be bold enough to make determinations of what is logical and not logical in the actions of God, than sure, He cannot do something that is illogical. But if He wanted to round the circle He most certainly could and if He wanted a married bachelor, He could certain have it. If I determine these to be illogical in the face of the will of God, I think I am doing so at my own peril.

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  2. William Paley (18th century Anglican) began his book on the Christian evidences like this: “I deem it unnecessary to prove that mankind stood in need of a revelation, because I have met with no serious person who thinks that, even under the Christian revelation, we have too much light, or any degree of assurance that is superfluous.

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