The Moral Bankruptcy of William Lane Craig

William Lane Craig is well known as a purveyor of sophistry. I only recently came across his bizarre and reprehensible take on the ancient Jews’ campaign of genocide against the Canaanites, as detailed in the Old Testament.

From Craig:

“So whom does God wrong in commanding the destruction of the Canaanites? Not the Canaanite adults, for they were corrupt and deserving of judgment. Not the children, for they inherit eternal life. So who is wronged? Ironically, I think the most difficult part of this whole debate is the apparent wrong done to the Israeli soldiers themselves. Can you imagine what it would be like to have to break into some house and kill a terrified woman and her children? The brutalising effect on these Israeli soldiers is disturbing.”

With this one repugnant statement, Craig (a snake oil salesman who has the nerve to lecture nonbelievers on matters of morality) instantaneously obliterated any pretense of holding the moral high ground.

The full text of Craig’s contemptible article may be seen here:

https://www.reasonablefaith.org/writings/question-answer/slaughter-of-the-canaanites

Richard Dawkins further elaborated on Craig’s repugnant opinion in the following article.

https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/oct/20/richard-dawkins-william-lane-craig

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