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Atheist website for children has one-sided arguments

Charlie Butts   (OneNewsNow.com) Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A warning is being issued about a new children's website set up by atheists.

The Kids Without God campaign is by the American Humanist Association and supported by prominent atheist Richard Dawkins. Dr. William Lane Craig of Biola University's Talbot School of Theology tells OneNewsNow the site has a bias against supernatural entities such as God or the soul.

Craig

"The whole thing is slanted from a naturalistic or atheistic point of view," he says. "And I think that's unfortunate because I don't think that there are good reasons to think that naturalism is true, much less humanism."

The website promotes the virtues of critical thinking and scientific reflection on evidence claimed to disprove one's faith, but Craig notes that the site never examines critical arguments against atheism.

"And so they exhibit a remarkable degree of uncritical thinking when it comes to their own worldview," he points out. "They're very good at slamming Christians and atheists, but they aren't very good at examining their own worldview using their own criteria of evidence and logic."

Craig says a child's views are not solidly formed enough to understand the false arguments, let alone be able to defend them, so they can be easily misled.  Craig believes an excellent website for arguments in defense of faith is ReasonableFaith.org.

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