Christian apologist, William Lane Craig gave his misguided apologetic impressions on his Reasonable Faith audio commentary (link
). I posted my comment there as well.
Surprisingly WLC has some nice things to say about Obama's speech but equivocates Obama addressing the mainstay of Islam as a moderate culture (as Obama clearly means) and Islam as an ideology based on the Koran (as WLC would like to point out for apologetic reasons). WLC would have Obama give up on common ground. In my opinion, that's ridiculous and irresponsible even if Obama fails to establish it for the very reasons WLC points out. When people don't allow you to have common ground as a rule, you presuppose it anyway, because you *have to.* Difficult communication situations require sometimes that you put *their* best foot forward to invite them to stand on it. It's pandering to the middle and I think that's *exactly* what Obama should be doing. As we all know, most religious moderates and liberals honestly believe their version of their religion is *the* version of their religion. It doesn't matter if we disagree. I'm sure Obama is well aware of the parts of the Koran as well as the Bible that can be used to justify inhumane activities. He would be foolish to bring that up and impose that on his moderate audience when they don't see things that way. I'm so glad WLC is not president since his message would apparently be, "Stop being Muslim." How ironically "new atheist" of him.