Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Public talk in Ghent, Belgium on Wednesday

"Does God exist?" - professor Stephen Law (Heythrop College University of London)

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Wat Lezing
Wanneer 31-10-2012
van 20:00 tot 23:00
Waar Zebrastraat 32, 9000 Gent
Organisator Vakgroep Wijsbegeerte & Moraalwetenschap & Onderzoeksgroep The Moral Brain
Contact maarten.boudry@ugent.be of johan.braeckman@ugent.be  
Dr. Stephen Law presents a novel challenge to belief in an all-powerful, all-good God. Law's "Evil God challenge" has been discussed widely on the internet, and featured in a high profile debate with Christian apologist William Lane Craig. It offers a novel and entertaining way of bringing out the irrationality of this traditional brand of theism. If you believe in an all-powerful, all-good God, dare you take the "Evil god challenge"?

Stephen Law is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Heythrop College University of London, editor of the Royal Institute of Philosophy journal THINK, and author of several best-selling introductions of philosophy, including The Philosophy Gym and Believing Bullshit. His latest book is the children's primer on science, philosophy and skepticism Really, Really Big Questions About Me and my Body.   Gratis inkom, iedereen welkom.

4 comments:

Staffordshire man said...

Only 40 minutes away but 24 hours notice, shame, I would have liked to attend. Get them to tell you about the "Gentse Feest" and you'll be back in July.

Stephen Law said...

OK will do...

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Robin Hoot said...

Dear Professor Law,

I respond with this part of my post
"The Evil God hypothesis and a counter-challenge towards the acceptance of ID" at
http://robingivesahoot.blogspot.be/2012/12/the-evil-god-hypothesis-counter.html

Stephen Law: "Because of the problem of good, it is clearly absurd to suggest that the natural world points towards an evil God."

http://stephenlaw.blogspot.be/search/label/intelligentdesign

Equivalently we can contend:

Because of the problem of ID and the discoveries of microbiology and DNA research, it is clearly absurd to suggest that the natural world points towards an accidental life, undesigned and undirected evolution.