Today I’ll be hosting an exciting live discussion between Jeffery Jay Lowder and Wade Tisthammer on whether William Lane Craig’s moral argument (or one like it) is sound. William Lane Craig is known for giving a moral argument for God’s existence (see below). Jeff will be taking the position that it is not sound, while Wade will arguing that it is. Should be a really interesting exchange!
The discussion goes live at 3pm CST on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Here’s the link to view live (and watch later):
Jeffery Jay Lowder is the co-founder and past President of Internet Infidels, Inc., an international coalition of nontheists dedicated to promoting and defending a naturalistic worldview on the Internet. For more of Lowder’s writings, please see his author page in the Secular Web’s Modern Library.
Wade Tisthammer graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in computer science and a minor in mathematics. He currently works as a software developer and is a philosophy student at the University of New Orleans. He blogs regularly at www.maverick-christian.org.
WLC’s Moral Argument
William Lane Craig’s version of the moral argument takes the following form:
(1) If God does not exist, objective moral values and duties do not exist.
(2) Objective moral values and duties exist.
(3) God exists.
The argument itself is logically valid. That is to say, if the premises are true, then the conclusion follows necessarily. Faulting the argument on the basis of logical invalidity is not an option.
The mp3 audio from the discussion is available below: