William Lane Craig and his Divine Command Theory (DCT)

Rosa Rubicondior is one of my favorite bloggers. She doesn’t like Professor William Lane Craig (WLC). Or maybe rather his arguments in favor of a caring and loving God/Creator.

Neither do I.

In one of her latest blog articlea, see: http://rosarubicondior.blogspot.se/2014/09/only-real-gods-agree-with-william-lane.html , Rosa discusses WLC and his somewhat bizarre – to say the least – Divine Command Theory (DCT). This theory says that whatever God does or commands is always free of sin and the best thing for us human beings to do and fulfill. If we think it’s immoral to fulfill some of God’s wishes/commands, then we don’t understand God’s intentions and goals with His creation plan.

Here’s a quote from Rosa Rubicondior’s blog:

Confused Christians can now sleep soundly in their beds because William Lane Craig has revised his special Divine Command Theory (DCT). DCT says that morality is doing exactly what God commands without regard to the effects it might have on other people because God knows best and can take life if and when he wishes. All you have to do is obey God’s command and whatever you do will be moral. William Lane Craig devised this theory to justify the genocidal murder of the Canaanites in the Bible and so elevated genocide to the level of a moral crusade, provided God told you to do it.

Another blog I highly commend is Why Evolution IS True (WEIT), owned by Professor Jerry A. Coyne (not to confuse with the cat with the same name ;o)  ).

Here are three blog articles on WEIT also discussing WLC and his views and conclusions based on the DCT:

1) http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/william-lane-craig-answers-a-distressed-reader-if-isiss-god-were-mine-should-i-do-what-he-says/ ;

2) http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/william-lane-craig-defends-his-ridiculous-claim-that-animals-dont-suffer/; and

3) http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/william-lane-craig-and-the-incoherence-of-and-prevalence-of-belief-in-hell/ .

Anyone thinking that WLC is a good advocate of the Christian God and His morally impeccable, uncorrupted and sinless deeds should read the four blog articles I linked to here above.

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