Make your plans to joins us at my debate with atheist Dr. Richard Carrier this Saturday, November 10, 2018, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston, TX. More details below. Be in prayer that the Lord will use this encounter to advance his kingdom.
The interrogative for debate is, “Which worldview produces the best world?”
Dr. Carrier is a well-known naturalist and atheist. While not as famous as a Sam Harris or Richard Dawkins, Carrier is similar to both in certain ways. Like Harris in particular, Carrier has made a focused attempt at answering the naturalists’ most difficult and historically-besetting problem—a naturalistic foundation for ethics and morality.
Dr. Carrier has, in fact, attempted a thorough defense of Naturalism as a comprehensive worldview in his book Sense and Goodness Without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism. I have several issues with it, but the point here is that he has gone where most other atheists, naturalists, secular philosophers, etc., have feared to tread: attempting a naturalistic defense of morality and ethics.
Since Dr. Carrier is also one of the few atheists who has thought through and published a comprehensive naturalistic worldview, he stands as a pretty good representative for atheism in general. He has made a concerted effort to demonstrate naturalism consistently, not in the popular way so many atheists have done. He has the advantage of consistency and systematization they almost universally lack. Even if other atheists were to object to his views on particular points, he still stands as representative as far as he has the greater demonstrated consistency overall. Consistency tends toward clarity, and that is a good thing for worldview debate. I look forward to discussing the point more in depth.
Please consider joining us for this event. Tickets are very affordable. For high school or college students, it’s FREE!
Also, I will be preaching at the church the following Sunday morning in case you wish to stay.
I look forward to seeing you there! First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1311 Holman St., Houston, TX 77044.