I will be having two debates on the existence of God in March with Justin Schieber of “Reasonable Doubts“. (You can visit Justin online here.) I met Justin last year when he was in Edmonton at which time I interviewed him for my podcast. Irenic and thoughtful, he shall be a worthy interlocutor.
The debates will be:
Edmonton on Saturday, March 7
Calgary on Sunday, March 8
Details on time and place TBD. But the University of Alberta Atheists and Agnostics (one of the sponsoring groups) promises big numbers.
Both debates will be on that topic you’ve heard a million times before: “Does God Exist?” For my part, I’ll be saying a few things you likely haven’t heard a million times before.
As for the debate format, some of you may rightly ask why I am doing more debates given that I wrote an article titled “Why debates on the existence of God tend to do more harm than good.” The answer is really quite simple: this is the format I was given and I can and will work with it, despite its inherent limitations. That said, I will be quite intentional about seeking to erode the sectarian, tribalistic ethos of the standard debate.
So if you are in the Edmonton or Calgary area, stay tuned for more details. The rest of you will have to content yourselves with the audio (and perhaps video?) of the event that will follow.