ABOUT THIS COURSE

One of the most important questions we can think about is whether or not God exists. How you come down on this issue can have a big impact on how you live your life. And when it comes to the debate over whether God exists, the focus of the discussion always tends to fall on the existence of God side.

  • What is the evidence for the existence of God?
  • If God exists why is there so much evil in the world?
  • If God exists why doesn’t show himself more?

And things like that.

What I mean is that the focus is usually on the God side of the discussion. And that means typically everybody tends to talk about problems with God’s existence. Thre are a number of issues that pop up about this question. Now, I think these are good topics to discuss and as a philosopher who thinks God exists I think there are good answers to these sorts of questions. But, what usually gets lef out of the discussion are the problems with atheism. What I mean is that atheism, apart from all of the arguments for God’s existence, still has its own “internal problems” if you will. These internal problems associated with atheism are not typically discussed – at least outside the circles of academic philosophy. Most people don’t even know about them. I want to bring some balance to the discussion. We are going to be putting atheism on the defensive for a change. So, that’s the goal of this short course – that’s what we are going to focus on here

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Purpose:  The purpose of this course is to critique atheism by shooting down three of its
most common forms of justification

 

The course includes the lessons on audio for your convenience. There is also a downloadable study guide to help you follow the material and take notes.

Course Materials