God and the Meaning of Life: Some Remarks on Toby Betenson’s Criticism of William Lane Craig

Dr. Roberto Di Ceglie, PhD

In a very recent essay, Toby Betenson reflects on some statements made by William Lane Craig about God, immortality, and the meaning of life.

As a Christian, Craig holds that God and immortality are essential to make life meaningful or not-futile. Betenson tries to demonstrate that Craig falls into contradiction—namely, Craig’s statements end up supporting the idea that life is futile if God exists.

This paper intends to further explore the way Betenson interprets Craig’s statements and develops his own thesis. The paper attempts to show that Betenson’s criticism fails, since its logic falls short and the reading of the Christian doctrines it implies is inadequate.

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