Koukl in Toronto: “Science and Faith and the New Atheists”

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Science & Faith: Are They Compatible?

The compatibility of science and faith rests entirely upon how one defines those terms. Is “science” an impartial search for truth, or methodology in which the right kind of answers are more important than the right answers? Is “faith” merely religious wishful thinking, or a step of trust based on the evidence?

Greg reveals how a philosophical commitment to naturalism stifles the search for truth, and that rather than being hostile to science, biblical Christianity is the seedbed that gave modern science its start.

The New Atheists: Old Arguments, New Attitude

The titles are numerous and daunting: God Is Not Great – How Religion Poisons Everything (Christopher Hitchens), The God Delusion (Richard Dawkins), Breaking the Spell – Religion as Natural Phenomenon (Daniel Dennett), The End of Faith – Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason (Sam Harris). Worse, they’ve also been dominating bestseller lists recently.

These authors are a new breed of skeptics, atheists with an attitude. They’re convinced religion is not just false, it’s dangerous. They think reason is on their side, science is on their side, and morality is on their side. This puts followers of Christ right in the crosshairs in a new campaign against the Gospel.

With these “new atheists,” though, there’s a lot more bark than bite in their challenge. In this presentation, Greg walks you through each of these issues, answering the charges, and demonstrating that nothing the recent wave of critics has said even comes close to challenging the intellectual credibility of belief in God.

Date: Thursday January 30th 2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Chinese Christian Mission of Canada (CCM) 3850 Sheppard Ave., East, Unit 100, Agincourt Mall, Scarborough www.ccmcanada.org
Tel: (416) 291-3202

Date: Friday January 31st 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Richmond Hill Christian Community Church (RHCCC) 9670 Bayview Ave., Richmond Hill www.rhccc.ca
Tel: (905) 884-3399

Please contact Michael Paré at michaelpare@rogers.com or call (416) 229-2399 x 125 if you have any questions.

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