Why Theism is Probably False (Grand Rapids)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Women's City Club, 254 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI, View Map

Presented by Justin Schieber, Co-Host, "Reasonable Doubts" podcast co-host

Description

Join us for "Why Theism is Probably False" with Justin Schieber.

When it comes to discussions and debates with our theistic peers, the best defense is a good offense. There exist some extremely powerful arguments against Theism and we should familiarize ourselves with their details rather than be satisfied with merely holding the defensive line. The argument from Nonresistant Unbelief and the Evidential Argument from Suffering are currently two of the most significant direct challenges to theistic belief. These arguments will be unpacked in their strongest forms and objections will be anticipated. A number of general philosophical strategies that have been employed by theists to avoid these arguments will be explored and new, powerful counter-strategies will be encouraged.

About the Speaker

Justin Schieber was raised a believing Christian until his mid-teens when he was forced to take up intellectual arms as a good Christian soldier against his own growing doubts. He lost the battle. Now, Justin is co-host of the Reasonable Doubts Radio Show and Podcast (Doubtcast.org) and currently serves on the advisory board for the Grand Rapids, Michigan chapter of Center for Inquiry. Justin has lectured on the philosophical arguments for and against the existence of God and has participated in many philosophical public debates with Christian Apologists on the existence of God in the United States and Canada - most of which can be viewed online at Justinsweh.com.

Additional Details

Meetings are open to the Public

After the meeting, join us at Vitale's Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

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