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Why Theism is Probably False (Grand Rapids)

May 28, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: 616-698-2342 x801
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.org


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.

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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About Justin Schieber, Host

the Real Atheology YouTube Channel

Justin Schieber is former co-host of the Reasonable Doubts Radio Show and Podcast and current host of Real Atheology (RealAtheology.com), a Podcast focusing on contemporary academic philosophy of religion. Justin has lectured on the philosophical arguments for and against the existence of God and has participated in many public debates throughout the United States and Canada. December 2016 saw the publication of 'An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar', a conversational exploration on the merits of theism co-authored with Canadian theologian Randal Rauser and published through Prometheus Books.