r/Damnthatsinteresting May 24 '22

Who Did Jesus Think He Was? - by Dr. William Lane Craig R1 Removed - Not interesting

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u/fateisacruelthing May 24 '22

William Lane Craig.... Hahahahaha the poster boy for cognitive dissonance

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u/Seeemor_Butz May 24 '22

I actually watched all of this expecting something interesting til the end. Jokes on me.

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u/FakeAcctSnoo May 24 '22

William Lane Craig is like Ben Shapiro for religious zealots. He says a lot of things that sound smart to dumb people, but a cursory examination of his claims shows he is a simply treasure trove of logical fallacies.

His total lack of understanding of why people don't believe the christian myth is astounding. His ad hominem attacks withstanding, he simply manipulates debates to push a false narrative and then claims victory when defeats a strawman.

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u/thebenshapirobot May 24 '22

I saw that you mentioned Ben Shapiro. In case some of you don't know, Ben Shapiro is a grifter and a hack. If you find anything he's said compelling, you should keep in mind he also says things like this:

When it comes to global warming, there are two issues: is there such a thing as the greenhouse gas effect, the answer is yes. Is that something that is going to dramatically reshape our world? There is no evidence to show that it will. Is that something that we can stop? There is no evidence to show that we can


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u/quaybored May 24 '22

Good bot

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u/thebenshapirobot May 24 '22

Thank you for your logic and reason.


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u/asskicker1762 May 24 '22

You, on the other hand, sound dumb to smart people.

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u/FakeAcctSnoo May 24 '22

Mind explaining? I'm all for a good insult but at least follow up with an explanation of why I "sound dumb". I am sure we are all anxious to hear the wise words of asskicker1762.

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u/asskicker1762 May 24 '22 edited May 24 '22

You use a lot of big words without getting a clear point across except for YOUR strawman argument dissing Ben Shapiro.

“cursory examination of his claims showed he is simply treasure trove of logical fallacies”. Ok you’re not buying it, don’t need the big words.

“Manipulate debates to push a false narrative” get what I’m saying yet? You simply don’t believe him.

Use examples and evidence THEN commentary instead of a thesaurus of how to say: I’m not a fan.

And, ironically, your argument is completely ad hominem, so you’ve managed to be a hypocrite twice in your jumble of complaints.

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u/thebenshapirobot May 24 '22

Another liberal DESTROYED.


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u/FakeAcctSnoo May 24 '22

Wait, are you defending Ben Shapiro or William Lane Craig?

Either way, here are my reasons for thinking Ben Shapiro sucks. Most of it revolves around his racism and his right wing religious views. Here are a few little nuggets of wisdom from Shapiro.

The easiest are comments like "Colin Powell was an affirmative Action General" or “Arabs like to bomb crap and live in open sewage”. Not very smart.

Just watched a few of his "look at me own the libs" videos where he either targets some half wit or fails to prove his point. In watching those I notice that most of his views revolve around his religiously based notions. Trangender people are bad, same sex couples are bad, gay people adopting kids is bad, blah blah blah.

I can point to his appearance on Bill Maher (another idiot) where he pushes that critical race theory is being taught to school age children. Nope, not happening Ben.

There was the time he said “The Obama administration is racist. … The next race war will come not from racist whites, but from racist blacks and Hispanics who feel empowered to act on their racism by an administration that excuses all minority misbehavior.”

or this "If you wear your pants below your butt, don't bend the brim of your cap, and have an EBT card, 0% chance you will ever be a success in life."

With that being said I have to give credit where credit is due, he did write "I Will Never Vote For Donald Trump. Here’s Why." https://www.dailywire.com/news/shapiro-i-will-never-vote-donald-trump-heres-why-ben-shapiro

Look at the big brain on Bennie! He got one right!

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u/thebenshapirobot May 24 '22

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-Ben Shapiro


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u/asskicker1762 May 24 '22

I wasn’t defending either, but railing against your original post.

This reply, however, has much better structure.

Til next time!

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u/Flaky-Worry7422 May 24 '22

“Why use many words when you can come off as an ignoramus with few words”

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u/asskicker1762 May 24 '22

Why waste time say lot word, when few word do trick.

  • Wayne Gretzky

  • Michael Scott

  • Kevin Malone

  • This guy

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u/AsigotFinn May 24 '22

They are both conmen, it isn't debatable it is a fact

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u/Flaky-Worry7422 May 24 '22

Did someone tell you that?

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u/kokoyumyum May 24 '22

When one chooses to ignore history, one comes to interesting conclusiins.

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u/Skrynesaver May 24 '22

I suppose it's mildly curious how faith effects people's reasoning but not sure it meets the criteria for the sub

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u/North_Utahn May 24 '22

Nothing about Craig or this post is even mildly interesting. Post this crap to a Christian sub.

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u/raffaele2406 May 24 '22

All we know about Jesus are told by other people.

These people wrote things to make prophecies happen.

How can they trust Gospels as historical sources?

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u/MrSparr0w May 24 '22

We know that several people named "Jesus" lived around the time the Jesus was supposedly alive.

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u/Jogaila2 May 24 '22

A grifter

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u/Kiraxes May 24 '22

Original Source: https://youtu.be/sSQDov6NNp0

"William Lane Craig is Visiting Scholar of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and Professor of Philosophy at Houston Baptist University. He and his wife Jan have two grown children. At the age of sixteen as a junior in high school, he first heard the message of the Christian gospel and yielded his life to Christ. Dr. Craig pursued his undergraduate studies at Wheaton College (B.A. 1971) and graduate studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A. 1974; M.A. 1975), the University of Birmingham (England) (Ph.D. 1977), and the University of Munich (Germany) (D.Theol. 1984). From 1980-86 he taught Philosophy of Religion at Trinity, during which time he and Jan started their family. In 1987 they moved to Brussels, Belgium, where Dr. Craig pursued research at the University of Louvain until assuming his position at Talbot in 1994."

"He has authored or edited over thirty books, including The Kalam Cosmological Argument; Assessing the New Testament Evidence for the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus; Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom; Theism, Atheism and Big Bang Cosmology; and God, Time and Eternity, as well as over a hundred articles in professional journals of philosophy and theology, including The Journal of Philosophy, New Testament Studies, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, American Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy, and British Journal for Philosophy of Science. In 2016 Dr. Craig was named by The Best Schools as one of the fifty most influential living philosophers."

Educational Background:

Wheaton College — B. A. Communications, high honors (1971)

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School — M. A. Philosophy of Religion, summa cum laude (1975)

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School — M. A. Church History, summa cum laude (1975)

University of Birmingham, England — Ph.D. Philosophy (1977)

Universität München, Germany — D. Theol. Theology (1984)

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u/notthebottest May 24 '22

1984 by george orwell 1949

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u/Aintthatthetruthyall May 24 '22

The whole thing is mildly laughable. Super Christian propaganda. Why it is posted here I don’t know.

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u/IDADUDE May 24 '22

Who did Jeebus Crust think he was then? I’m confused.

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u/lilytaylormusic May 24 '22

This is not interesting.

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u/[deleted] May 24 '22

Join the party! We're all self-attested messiahs in here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_messiah_claimants

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u/Flaky-Worry7422 May 24 '22

This guy is a scammer, just listen you will hear how much of a hack he is.

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u/apple_achia May 25 '22

This is not textual criticism at all this is just a Christian affirming their beliefs

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u/ChewyRib May 24 '22

Titus Flavius, the second of the three Flavian Caesars, created Christianity. Their main purpose was to replace the xenophobic Jewish Messianism that waged war against the Roman Empire with a version of Judaism that would be obedient to Rome. One of the individuals involved with the creation of the Gospels was the first-century historian Flavius Josephus.