Does God Exist Debate Sheaf Article
Over 300 people crowded into the Neatby-Timlin Theatre on Jan. 26, filling every seat and step in the aisle to see two professors argue for and against the existence of God.
William Lane Craig, a research professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, provided the theist argument, while the University of Saskatchewan’s George Williamson argued the atheist position. The event was organized by Campus for Christ, with help from the Debate Society, the Saskatoon Freethinkers, the Philosophy Club and Athletes in Action.
Craig was first at the podium. He used a Power Point presentation with well-constructed points and was incredibly easy to follow. With confidence and skill, Craig listed his six arguments with a seamless style that surely any atheist could respect. Craig’s argument was for Christianity and not theism in general, in response to which Williamson emphasized that theism, not Christianity, should have been the focus.