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« on: January 28, 2013, 03:32:39 PM »

The eight-week course (at Jesuit-run Regis College at the University of Toronto), which meets every Wednesday afternoon is on atheism. Or more precisely, “Responding to 21st-Century Atheism.”
Atheism “has become militant, aggressive and proselytizing,” said Lewis, a Jesuit scripture scholar, who teaches the class with three other scholars.
Central to the course will be the question of suffering — “the oldest religious question in the world,” Lewis said. “Why, if there’s a good God, do we have suffering, especially of the innocent?”
The course comprises two lectures from Lewis; a look at psychology and atheism from Jesuit psychologist Rev. Joe Schner, who will examine whether the human brain is hard-wired for religion; an examination of suffering by Michael Stoeber, who told the introductory class that the “New Atheists” tend to overemphasize “the underbelly of the Catholic Church”; and a theological and philosophical perspective from Jesuit Gordon Rixon.
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 04:24:50 PM »

Cool, good for them. On the other hand, is modern atheism really worth responding to? I find it hard to believe that anyone touting the Flying-Spaghetti-Monster line of reasoning is serious about mutual discourse.
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