Atheism has no car of it’s own

I’ve previously linked to Collision, the encounter between Christopher Hitchens and Pastor Doug Wilson in which they debate the question, ‘Is Christianity Good for the World?’

I recently came across a video of an event that was part of the Collision tour although not featured within the production itself.  It’s a 2 hour panel debate between William Lane Craig, Christopher Hitchens, Douglas Wilson, Lee Strobel, and Jim Dennison, and if you don’t have the time to watch it all the first and final 20 minutes frame things fairly well.

What’s particularly impressive is William Lane Craig’s summation in the last 5 minutes, where he lists 10 arguments for Christian Theism that he and the others have raised and which Hitchens’ atheism has failed to address.  Craig then suggests that rather than having a rational argument against Theism, it’s a dislike for the God Christian Theism presents that is Hitchens’ real issue.

Or as Wilson has said elsewhere of Hitchens and the New Atheism in general, it’s an attempt to crash and burn the Christian car, whilst having no car of it’s own.

Because He wrote a book

The Resurgence have posted the next in their series of outtakes from “Collision”.  It really is worth taking a bit of time not only to watch the video, but additionally to read Wilson’s accompanying notes which are found after the link, where he highlights the reasons for and the shape of the difference in views.

Love Your Enemies, Huh?

The Resurgence have posted the next in the series of ‘deleted scenes’ from the Collision DVD here, in which Christopher Hitchens and Doug Wilson debate whether Christianity is good for the world.   What’s so helpful here is Wilson’s analysis below the video where he highlights Hitchens’ advocacy of how we are to treat our enemies, whist condemning that very same attitude in God.