Thinking Out Loud: Two Classic Proofs for the Existence of God

Date: Dec 11, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Bernardsville Library

For millennia, philosophy and religion have had a love-hate relationship. Socrates was executed for blaspheming the gods. Thomas Aquinas argued that faith and reason are actually compatible, and that philosophy can deepen religious faith. So, why believe in God? Is it solely a matter of faith? Or can we give rational arguments for the existence of God? This talk will examine the two most famous rational proofs for the existence of God, the argument from causation and the argument from design, and some common objections to them. Led by Bernardsville resident Philip Walsh, PhD, a faculty member of the philosophy department at Fordham University, we will learn how philosophy can help us think about ourselves, our relationships, and the contemporary world. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.