“To Believe in God (or Not)” – part 2 of 3
February 23, 2011
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
As part of the second installment of the three session series “To Believe in God (or Not),” we’re excited to host a panel discussion Wednesday evening, February 23rd, featuring Dr. Peter Browning, professor of religious studies and chaplain at Drury University, and Dr. Andrew Johnson, professor of philosophy at Missouri State University. They will respond to questions like these:
1) Could you define the God you believe in, or don’t believe in? How is this God different (or the same) as the God described by Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris?
2) How do you view morality? Where does morality come from? If it is related to Darwinism, then how do we explain acts of altruism? Is there a contingency to all of our ethical norms?
3) To Dr. Browning: “Do you think there is anything valuable in the critiques of Dawkins, Harris, etc.? If so, what?”
4) To Dr. Johnson: “Do you think there is anything valuable in religion? If so, what?”
We express our thanks to Peter and Andrew for taking the time to be part of this conversation. If you have questions you would like them to respond to, feel free to reply to this post and let us know what they are. We’ll try to get to as many as we can.