More exaggeration from William Lane Craig, I say!
Let’s see his comment in context.
“…the early believers did have experiences that they called appearances of Jesus. We may try to dismiss those experiences as hallucinations if we choose, but we cannot deny that they occurred. I think we sometimes fail to appreciate exactly what we have in terms of historical evidence in Paul’s letters. For think of it: here is an indisputably authentic letter from a man who knew personally Jesus’ own younger brother and chief disciple as well as many other early disciples, all of whom, he says, saw Jesus alive from the dead. Why, that is astounding! We may try to explain away those experiences, but it would be futile to say they never happened. Paul’s list of witnesses makes it certain that on separate occasions different individuals and groups saw appearances of Jesus. This fact is virtually indisputable.” —William Lane Craig, The Son Rises, p. 100
Gary: Charismatic Christians can give long lists of persons whom they believe God has given the gift of speaking in tongues, the gift of healing the sick, and even the gift of raising the dead…today…in our modern era. Roman Catholic Christians can give lists of persons who have seen the Virgin Mary. Most Protestant Christians hand-wave away such claims as hysterical nonsense. So why should skeptics take Paul’s list any more seriously?