Religion Debate (Online)

  • Event Start: 11th February 2021, 7:00pm
  • Event Type:

This House Believes We Are All Religious

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Religious institutions have dominated public life for thousands of years, as sources of belief, understanding and community.  Today, however, faith and religion exert less overt influence over how the world is run.  People claim to derive moral values from other sources, and deride belief-based structures as outdated.  With the number of people who say they do not subscribe to a formal faith on the rise, have we outgrown religion, or does society show that we are all still guided by these foundational beliefs, even if we don’t realise it?

Speakers in Proposition:

  • Lawrence Krauss  :  An anti-theist theoretical physicist and cosmologist, he is an advocate for public understanding of science, public policy based on sound empirical data, scientific scepticism, and science education
  • John Lennox  :  Renowned for speaking on the interface of science, philosophy and religion, he has published a variety of books on the topic, including God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? and Seven Days That Divide The World
  • Daniel Jones  :  Becoming world famous for founding The Church of Jediism at the age of 20; all his research into conceptions of the perfect human pointed towards the idyllic Jedi Knights from the Star Wars universe, so he set about developing the teaching of Jediism

Speakers in Opposition:

  • Andrew Copson  :  Chief Executive of Humanists UK, having previously been its Director of Education & Public Affairs.  He has represented the humanist movement extensively on national television and radio, as well as writing for a number of national newspapers
  • Michael Shermer  :  Founder of The Skeptics Society, and editor-in-chief of its magazine Skeptic, his research is largely devoted to investigating pseudoscientific and supernatural claims.  Once a fundamental Christian, he now accepts the labels agnostic and atheist
  • Louise Antony  :  An American philosopher of mind, she has recently edited and published a collection of personal reflections by atheist philosophers, entitled Philosophers Without Gods:  Meditations On Atheism & The Secular Life

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