A theist and an atheist enter into a friendly dialogue about all things science, philosophy, theology, and where they overlap.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Plan of Action

My friend and I have very different views on the world and, hopefully, this blog will get to the heart of that disagreement, as we discuss our differences and exchange criticisms. He is an atheist, I am I theist; I believe in God, he does not. I think we're both intelligent, rational individuals, and it's my hope that by discussing why we hold the views that we do, we can both learn something, and perhaps even change our own view. Our dialogue will basically take the form of an informal debate, more akin to how discussions take place in philosophy journals. For example, my friend will post an argument against the existence of God on his website (I will reproduce it here on this website), and then I'll write a response here. We'll go back and forth like this until one of us gets tired and wants to move on to another subject.

I think this experience will teach both of us, and perhaps you, many things about respecting those who think differently than you, and how to communicate and dialogue with others. Within the next few weeks, I will be writing a response to a recent article my friend has written giving an argument against the existence of God based on general relativity. I will reproduce the article here shortly.

Here we go!

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