William Lane Craig Analyzes Gallup’s Description of the “Non-Religious”


From the YouTube description:

William Lane Craig speaks on the percentage of people who identify themselves as “non-religious” and how it has recently plateaued. Perhaps, the New Atheism movement has finally lost its steam.

This clip lasts 5:27.

3 Replies to “William Lane Craig Analyzes Gallup’s Description of the “Non-Religious””

  1. The term New Atheism is so funny. Honestly, all it means is a few folk have finally found the courage to stand up to idiots like Craig and their diatribe and challenge all the crap that he and others of his ilk espouse.
    Atheism has been around since before your man god appeared on the scene.
    Losing steam? Oh, my goodness. Atheists haven’t even built up a decent head of steam, let alone begun to plateau.
    Craig is merely trying to whip up flagging support among those idiots that adhere to his brand of Christianity. Dawkins and the late, great Hitchens are the mere tip of the iceberg my dear MIke.

    Haven’t you noticed how the cracks are showing?
    It has survived this long merely because of its penchant for brutally suppressing dissent.
    Until recently, the Catholic Church actively discouraged penetrating investigation.
    Besides, he likes of Craig is obliged to sign a Statement of Faith at his place of employ, and so are most others who teach at such institutions, and I am confident that a percentage are already beginning to doubt what they have believed in for so long.

    Christianity has absolutely no chance in the face of science and technology and the internet.
    Not a chance in Hades!

    The Atheists are coming, Mike. Embrace the change. And look at it on the bright side. We wont burn you at the stake or ban you from believing whatever you like.

    This post reallymade me smile. Thankyou

  2. William Lane Craig is a very optimistic man [To all who will hear, it is easy to lend him an ear ]. Also, regarding religion it was good to be told that the world hasn’t gone haywire yet. 😉

    But what about the idea of being religious at all? Does religion itself not merely refer to visible rituals such as visiting a church or another religious gathering, singing songs, and praying with others etc.? So, if some people claim to be non-religious as to the aforementioned characteristics but believe in Jesus Christ, what about them?
    And, of course, I remember that the Gallup Poll included a question about solely “believing in God”.
    Hmm…Is that enough to be qualified as “religious”??

    “You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!” (Jas 2:19)

    Seems as if there were enormous amounts of “religious” believers in the dark spiritual realm as well 🙂

    Do you believe in something that you’ve never seen before?

    The very deep meaning of all things is that they are God’s gifts hidden in Jesus until He shows us the spiritual mirror in which we can see their real meaning (1 Cor 13:12, Col 1:26-27). Every available outcome we can imagine and grasp – that is, the outcome of anything imaginable – ever (!), can be accomplished by God’s Spirit alone since “with God all things are possible” (Mt 19:26).

    Wherever you are, wherever you go, and whatever you do…
    I just say He will stay day after day wherever you are…
    And loving you…

    What I particularly like is a saying from Frère Roger Schütz-Marsauche:

    “Christ did not come to earth to found a new religion, but to offer communion with God to everyone.” (Taizé-France)


    @ Arkenaten

    You are right about the Catholic Church that recently ‘actively discouraged penetrating investigation’.

    I guess that was just another case of “religious” attempt to create “whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness. So [,…they] also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within […] are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.” (Mt 23:27-28)

    The worst thing for me here is that the victims who had been sexually abused by Catholic clergymen were hardly mentioned during the whole process except for having received a rather ridiculous sum of money as “compensation”. The inner wounds of the victims’ souls, however, could never be healed this way.

    But I am convinced that a repentant offender honestly apologizing to his victim – if possible face to face – would be more than helpful for all persons concerned.

    1. Physical abuse is appalling but it pales when compared to the mental abuse religion and god belief has imposed on humanity.

      But this is changing, albeit slowly. It has taken over two thousand years to reach this stage but it will disappear a lot quicker, of that you can be sure.
      In times to come religion and god belief will seem quaint and any remaining believers an anachronism, much as we would regard any who might revere the Spinx
      or worship the sun.

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