Comments on the impact of Dr. William Lane Craig's work and the resources at ReasonableFaith.org
Dr. Craig, I wanted to wish you a happy birthday, and encourage you to continue this great work that God has laid upon you. I've written you before and would like to stress the importance of the work you do. I was an atheist of 12 years, until, at my mother's behest, I watched a debate you did on Youtube. Needless to say, my life was changed. I sincerely believe that the Holy Spirit works through your arguments and presentations, especially in this new age, to bring folks to God. Watching that first debate made me realize that there were tears in the (so I thought) indestructible armor of atheism, and it lead me to seriously questioning my stance and outlook on life. No doubt, the Spirit of God set your words down as towers looming above my own intelligence. They humbled me, yet showed me God's love. They showed me that it is absolutely reasonable to believe in a Divine Creator, and perhaps that is as best as we can do sometimes. But that was more than enough for me. I am now a member of Christ's Holy Body. When I saw your videos and felt the Spirit calling me, my life was falling apart. My wife and I were separated and on the verge of divorce, but after being compelled to read the scriptures, the Spirit told me to forgive. I took a leap of faith and followed suit. Now, my marriage couldn't be happier, our children are being raised in the faith, my wife is now entering the Church, and we are living a life devoted to Christ. I just wanted to thank you for all that you have done, and I must say, the Holy Spirit is with you and working through you. You have definitely provided the seed of faith that the Spirit is growing in me and now, all of my family. God bless you sir, and may you have many more years to give this incredible gift to the world.
Dr. Craig, Just wanted to thank you for your work. I am a student in Nurse Anesthesiology school and have found your arguments compelling. While walking at a state fair with my wife last night I noticed a booth set up for the Michigan Atheists group. While it was our anniversary my wife thankfully gave me the ok to talk with them. I began by presenting the Kalam cosmological argument. The atheist I was talking with suddenly had 2 friends who all began attacking me with claims that I was describing micro evolution- I never once mentioned anything related to evolution. I tried to reason further but this group would not give me any defense for their beliefs and simply took the pamphlets back they had given me and told me to go the Christian booth. I have never seen such absurdity and am encouraged to share these arguments with my youth group I help teach. When presented with sound logical arguments it seems the atheist world crumbles. Thank you again.
Recently I caught WLC's debates with LK on you tube. I was struck with by the utter nastiness of Prof. Krauss. He was vulgar, rude, profane, belligerent, and domineering. He presented little in the way of rational argument. Rather, what one witnessed were emotion-based rants, ad hominem arguments, error-laden, fallacious statements and insults. There is no God, and Krauss hates Him. His obnoxious performance was proof once again that atheists have no logical or rational basis for their (non)faith. It's really all emotion. In stark contrast, WLC was polite, articulate, and presented, as always, cogent, well argued grounding for his position. The contrast between the two debaters was in itself a good demonstration of whose side the truth lay. Congratulations to William Craig.
Just wanted to pass along how I was recently encouraged by the subject podcast. While I wasn't planning on "trying on atheism" anytime soon (God forbid, ever), I still found that the message encouraged me to take seriously how I'm using my spiritual gifts in the body of Christ.
Also, I've always appreciated Dr. Craig's winsome manner, and in this particular podcast, he displayed how being winsome doesn't mean one must sugarcoat matters. Thank you for continuing to fight the good fight.
Dear Dr. William Lane Craig,
Just wanted to send a letter saying that you are an intellectual hero for me, and that I appreciate all you have done in respect to the Kalam Cosmological argument, and for those, like myself, who want to rationalize their beliefs. I am passionate about philosophy and science, and I have found your logic of time since creatio ex nihilo to be profoundly sound. The concepts you have discussed about the impossibility of an actual infinity and it's importance for the temporal beginnings of the universe has opened many doors of knowledge/understanding for me. I'm pleased to say that reading your academic work has only strengthened by beliefs in a God, and my search for knowledge in both the scientific and philosophical senses. I find it odd that new atheism contends that belief in such a rational model filters knowledge, when, in fact, it has lead me to reading more theology and secular science than ever before!
With much appreciation,