AirTalk for February 12, 2014

Theists or atheists: Who is more rational?

Outside Saint Peter's Basilica in Vatican City on Tuesday, a nun prayed. In the Sistine Chapel, cardinals were beginning their conclave to select the next pope.

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Outside Saint Peter's Basilica in Vatican City on Tuesday, a nun prays.

The Opinion Pages in the New York Times on Sunday had an intriguing feature, asking whether atheism is a rational belief. A theologian argues in the piece  that there's an absence of evidence to support atheism as a logical position, that the best atheists could prove is that God might not exist.

Atheists, on the other hand, would say that burden of proof in this debate rests on the believers, because the amount of evil in the world contradicts the existence of God.

Guests:

William Lane Craig, Research Professor of Philosophy at the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, a private Christian University based in La Mirada, California

Michael Shermer, founder of Skeptic Magazine        


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