William L. Craig debunks the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Completely ignoring all Bronze Age mythology of Yahweh, William Lane Craig explains why the Flying Spaghetti Monster couldn't possibly be the cause of the universe. Really!?

Comment by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on June 14, 2011 at 11:00am

FAIL!! If the "Intelligent Designer" is not god, why couldn't it be the FSM? lol 

Way to talk out of both sides of your mouth. lol

Comment by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on June 14, 2011 at 11:01am
Heathen! The almighty Flying Spaghetti Monster will boil you in a pot of spaghetti sauce forever for this!
Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on June 14, 2011 at 11:01am

Heather – I will repost the Thomas Paine quote on Theology here.

"The study of theology, as it stands in the Christian churches, is the study of nothing; it is founded on nothing; it rests on no principles; it proceeds by no authority; it has no data; it can demonstrate nothing; and it admits of no conclusion".

Comment by Kai on June 14, 2011 at 11:36am
hahaha, at this point WLC is just debating himself. There doesn't even need to be an opponent anymore. It's like watching multiple personalities argue with one another.
Comment by Southern Skeptic on June 14, 2011 at 12:53pm
<facepalm> So in the beginning he says intelligent design != god, but at the end he says intelligent design is "consonant with god"
Comment by kris feenstra on June 14, 2011 at 1:28pm

So William, is the intelligent designer the Abrahamic God?

     -ID theory doesn't say it's God.

Yeah, but let's cut the crap: is it God?

     -Well, it's not not God (damn I'm so clever).

Comment by robert mcbean on June 14, 2011 at 2:48pm
He goes off the rails right at the beginning.  christians constantly claim the creator or designer is Jesus. The purpose of intelligent design is evangelism, not scientific clairity.
Comment by Steve on June 14, 2011 at 3:32pm
Actually, ID very deliberately avoids the mention of any god. It's all "Evolution doesn't work in this case, so something else is at play." The reason is that creationism was declared unconstitutional in courts. There is at least one book that was reprinted by simply removing any references to God. Of course the implication is there for anyone to see
Comment by Russell Larden on June 14, 2011 at 5:50pm
Doctor is not a title that should be given to people like him =s. Just because you study ignorance for a few years doesn't make you a doctor
Comment by Derek on June 14, 2011 at 7:26pm

@ Reg the fronkey

 

Paine has some classic stuff:

 

Science is the true theology.

 

One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.

 

to argue with a man who has renouced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead.

 

Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and tortuous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistant that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it, as I detest everything that is cruel.

 

 

 

 

 

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