God at University College Dublin

Wednesday, 07 Jan 2009

On October 8, 2008, the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin sponsored a debate on the motion that "this house finds it irrational to believe in God." In the nineteenth century, philosopher and lay theologian Søren Kierkegaard warned against such occasions; in his Concluding Scientific Postscript, he asked whether raising such a question was not like standing in the presence of a mighty king and demanding evidence that he exists. Nonetheless, I accepted the Society's invitation to head the "God side" in this debate. Why? For one thing, because ...

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