William Lane Craig's Work: Analysis

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William Lane Craig’s central thesis is that objective morality is indefensible apart from the existence of God, and therefore, that the evident fact of objective morality is evidence for the existence of God. Craig justifies his thesis by noting the inability of atheism to account for moral evaluation, moral responsibility, and moral accountability. He is careful to stipulate that he is not arguing that belief in God is required for moral action and character. Rather, "that if God exists, then the objectivity of moral values, moral duties, and moral accountability is secured, but that in the absence of God, that is, if God does not exist, then morality is just a human convention, that is to say, morality is wholly subjective and non-binding." For me, I found the argumentation amazingly systematic and I don’t think I can make such a sophisticated defense for the existence of God, since the central idea of the argumentation differs from my worldview. Strictly speaking, I am not a one-hundred-percent real Buddhist, so I am not completely a theist. I accept quite a lot of materialism views. I noticed that the author has mentioned: Our subjective perception of objective moral values. Then why the existence of God is not our subjective perception? If I were to think deep into the matter, I prefer believing that gods are formed by people; gods may posses all the things that we think is superior and excellent. In Chinese culture, the gods may not be almighty and morally perfect. They are powerful, in certain realm respectively. People always put what they want and what they thought to be nice to on gods; this is how I think the character of god is created. However, I also believe things like miracle do exist. I will not try to deny the existence of God, nor will I believe it. I just think that the most important is the faith in life and the love for life. I confess that I accept the objectivity of morality before I think about where it originated from. Most people...
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