President Dinesh D'Souza to Debate Dr. Bart Ehrman
"God, Suffering, and Evil."
NEW YORK, February 21, 2012 – Of all questions leveled against faith in God, perhaps none is stronger than the claimed contradiction between the existence of suffering, and an all-powerful, all-knowing, good God. On March 5th, President of The King's College Dinesh D'Souza will debate Dr. Bart Ehrman on the topic "God, Suffering, and Evil." Sponsored by Socrates in the City, the two will face off at 7:00pm at The New York Society for Ethical Culture.
Dr. Ehrman is a James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is author of God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question -- Why We Suffer. Once a pastor at Princeton Baptist Church, Dr. Ehrman rejected Christianity after finding that he could not reconcile the claims of faith with the suffering in the world. He once told the Washington Post that, "I just began to lose it. It wasn't for lack of trying. But I just couldn't believe there was a God in charge of this mess.”
The debate falls immediately after the release of President D'Souza's most recent book entitled Godforsaken. In it, he argues that suffering can be reconciled with a loving and caring God. D’Souza takes a fresh look at the problem of suffering by drawing on new discoveries in modern science to offer a solution that will satisfy believers and challenge skeptics.
D’Souza examines the implications of suffering as a component of a universe finely tuned to produce “a creature whose freedom and intelligence entail moral choice.” Rabbi David Wolpe, author of Why Faith Matters, says that, “in this provocative and important book, Dinesh D’Souza tackles the most difficult question of faith. Every reader, believer or not, will come away enriched, inspired, and compelled to rethink old assumptions.”
Regular seating for the event is $25 until 2/24 and $35 after. For tickets to this event, follow this link.
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