Considering how close I live to the Isle of Wight, and that we are only separated by a thin stretch of water, I am surprised I have not spoken there before, though this may be because the humanist group is nascent there (not sure). So I am really happy to get the ferry over tomorrow for my talk “God on Trial”. It is a bit of a test for me professionally and personally as I will be seeing how I do in the midst of the working week after a long day at work and with my recent diagnosis and worry about cognitive overload. I definitely flag with fatigue as the day wears on, and my memory and language recall is not what it was…
IW Humanists discuss ‘God on Trial’ with the Tippling Philosopher
An interesting Q & A is expected at the next IW Humanists meeting, as one of the Tippling Philosophers offers some novel arguments that challenge the concept of an omniscient, omnipotent, omnibenevolent God.
The Isle of Wight Humanists return to Riverside Centre on Tuesday 13th November, continuing with their latest season of lectures.
The Humanists welcome Jonathan Pearce, a philosopher, author and blogger who will be skillfully guiding them through a range of arguments against the existence of the classical idea of God.
He will offer some novel arguments that challenge the concept of an omniscient, omnipotent, omnibenevolent God. Be sure for some interesting Q&A.
Jonathan is a teacher and author who has dedicated many years of his life to all manner of things philosophical and theological.
He is a founder member of the Tippling Philosophers, a friendly group of disparate believers and non-believers based in Hampshire, and is also a founder author for the Skeptic Ink Network (SIN), and presently blogs at A Tippling Philosopher on Nonreligious Channel at the Patheos network.
Classical Theism Under the Spotlight
His books include Not Seeing God: Atheism in the 21st Century, The Little Book of Unholy Questions, Did God Create the Universe from Nothing?, 13 Reasons to Doubt and The Nativity: A Critical Examination.
Much of the content of this talk is expanded in his ebook The Problem with “God”: Classical Theism Under the Spotlight.
Where and when
The event takes place on 13th November at 7pm at Riverside Centre, Newport Quay.
Entry is free.
For more information about the Isle of Wight Humanists see their Website.
I must say, the description is half-inched from an earlier talk and I am dubious of the word “novel” because nothing is novel in the world of philosophy…