Posted by Charity on April 8th, 2009

I was just reading a couple of summaries of a debate between William Lane Craig and Christopher Hitchens on the existence of God.

One of the arguments against the existence of God that Christopher Hitchens kept coming back to boils down to: God would have done things differently.

Just as there are really bad arguments that Christians should never use to justify the existence of God, there are really bad arguments that atheists shouldn’t use.  This would be one of them.

You are not God, so it stands to reason that you don’t know how God would have done things.

Really, it only serves to reveal your arrogance when you make the claim that you know how God would have done things.

Basically, you are saying, “If I were God, I would have done X.  God did Y.  Ergo, God does not exist.”

Are you sure you want your name associated with that faulty logic?  Seriously.

If you were interested in the debate itself, which this post was not really about, here are the links.

Does God Exist? Hitchens vs. Craig – Big Hollywood

Summary of the William Lane Craig vs Christopher Hitchens debate: Does God Exist? – Wintery Knight Blog

One Response to “A Bad Argument For the Non-Existence of God”

  1. Thanks for the link. Here’s one more from philosopher Doug Geivett of Biola University.

    Doug Geivett’s summary.