Genocide apologetics is the enterprise of attempting to defend the ethics of a historical reading of the conquest of Canaan, one which meets the legal definition of genocide. In other words, it aims to argue that genocide is really not intrinsically evil and in some cases, it may even be morally praiseworthy. In Jesus Loves Canaanites […]
In this video, I offer a critique of William Lane Craig’s recent defense of the Canaanite conquest which amounts to a failed attempt to defend ethnic cleansing and genocide. ?
You can’t hire a guy to work 9-5 in a slaughterhouse and not expect that to affect how he interacts with animals outside the workplace. The same principle applies in war. People can only sustain the cognitive dissonance introduced by combat situations for so long before it affects their character generally. The history of war […]
John H. Walton and J. Harvey Walton. The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest. InterVarsity Press, 2017. Some folks will likely be drawn to The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest (henceforth LWIC) because of name-brand recognition: this is the fourth installment in John Walton’s popular Lost World series. (However, in this case, the book is largely written […]
The other day I was at the Wintery Knight blog when the following article title caught my eye: “What if you only had four minutes to defend Israel’s attack on the Canaanites?” The article provided a brief synopsis of Jonathan Morrow’s book Questioning the Bible: 11 Major Challenges to the Bible’s Authority by focusing on one […]
This is my eleventh installment of my ongoing critique of William Lane Craig’s podcast “Richard Dawkins and Driving Out the Canaanites.” (Yes, there is an end in sight. One final installment and I’m done.) For the tenth installment click here. This time around we join the podcast at 16:56 as Craig explains the unique nature […]
I am almost at an end (for the time being) of recycling my old classic posts from my Christian Post blogging days. Hopefully by the end of this week I’ll be reviewing Loftus The End of Christianity again. In the interim, here is a 2009 article I wrote on a new book (at the time) […]