SSA Keeps Growing And William Lane Craig Is Very ConcernedPosted by Phil Ferguson on July 19th, 2012 – 2 Comments – Posted in atheists, Students
This image is one of the main points of the presentation….
Well it turns out that William Lane Craig has his undies in a bunch.
Craig says that statistics of group growth published on the Campus Crusade for Christ’s website contained a typo which makes the Secular Student Alliance’s claim of Campus Crusade for Christ groups ‘stalling out’ to be “completely inaccurate.”
So Craig is upset that the SSA used the numbers that the CRU put on their web site. How sad. Well, as soon as the “Typo” was pointed pointed out, Lyz went and fixed her slide. You can see the difference in the video versus the image above. However, Craig can’t let it go.
The Secular Student Alliance, Craig says, has made corrections on their website, but they “still are trying to put the same spin on the situation” by saying that the number of Secular Student Alliance groups grew by 116% while Campus Crusade for Christ groups grew by 16%.
“….trying to put the same spin…”? The first report was that the number of groups was going down and then it was corrected when CRU fixed their “typo”. How is this the same? The SSA can adjust to new information and report the facts. Maybe someone should tell Mr. Craig that the group he is trying to protect is is no longer called “Campus Crusade for Christ”. They changed their name to “Cru” because they thought that crusade may have negative connotations. So, in the world of christian logic – CRU does not bring up the image of CRUsade.
Below is part of his show where he talks about the SSA. (you can listen to the whole thing if you like torture).:http://www.skepticmoney.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Is-Atheism-Growing-at-the-Expense-of-Theism222.mp3|titles=Is-Atheism-Growing-at-the-Expense-of-Theism222
After he complains about how the SSA is growing so slow he then says it IS a big deal….
I do not want to diminish peoples’ concern about the activities of secular student groups and the growth of secularism on our campuses. This is a concern that needs to be addressed and we need to be very very worried about this even if their claims are overblown. The fact is that there are organized atheistic groups whose aim is to evangelize their university campuses for atheism or non-theism.
The man is a walking contradiction.
Here is a photo of the SSA summer convention and I was so happy to have been there. Hey William…. We are unstoppable.