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Monday, April 15, 2013

Keep Talking, William Lane Craig

By definition, an apologist presumably cares about changing minds. And the crown prince of Christian apologetics, William Lane Craig, clearly does as well. But even he knows that conservative Christians are fighting a "losing battle" against gay rights, and hearing the sophistry to which he and others will sink to defend their stance on what they call "biblical sexuality," it's no mystery why they are losing. That it also lays bare why apologetics in general is such an intellectually bankrupt endeavor is just an added bonus.

In a recent interview, Craig acknowledged that the "cultural attitudes towards homosexual activity have undergone a sea change in recent years," but he appears completely oblivious as to why. First off, note the shift: it's telling that conservative Christian rhetoric in recent years has all but abandoned the argument that "homosexuality is a choice" in favor of one that focuses on "homosexual behavior" or "homosexual activity," but it only makes their positions on the matter more asinine.