William Lane Craig has responded to the 10 worst objections to the Kalam Cosmological argument for the existence of God. This has also been titled “Objections so bad I couldn’t have made them up.” For those who don’t know the Kalam cosmological argument is simply this:
1) Whatever begins to exist has a cause
2) The Universe began to exist
3) Therefore, the universe has a cause
Why does one of the premier Christian apologists take the time to respond to some of the worst arguments? I believe it is because the objections appear so often on the internet and they tend to trip up the average believer. Below are the first two objections.
The first objection is this: “Craig says that he believes in God on the basis of the self-authenticating witness of the Holy Spirit in his heart, not on the basis of the kalam cosmological argument. In fact he says that even if the argument were refuted, he would still believe in God. This is blatant hypocrisy on Craig’s part.”
The second objection is this: “The kalam cosmological argument is question-begging. For the truth of the premises presupposes the truth of the conclusion. Therefore, the argument is an example of reasoning in a circle.”