Debate - Belief in God: Prohibitive or Liberating?

adey
By adey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YKrLab0IWg&feature=player_embedded

Discussion forum held at the ANU, Canberra on 9 April 2012 entitled "Belief in God: Prohibitive or Liberating? ". Dr. Lawrence Krauss and Uthman Badar discuss the following and related questions.

Is belief in God rational or irrational? What role should religion play in our private and public lives? Is science sufficient to make religion redundant? Is the way forward for humanity in the 21st century a return to God or the completion of secularisation process of modernity?

Speakers:

Dr Lawrence Krauss (U.S)
Dr Krauss is an international renowned theorectical physicist. He is Foundation Professor at the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Physics Dept., Co-director, Cosmology Initiative and Director, Origins initiative at Arizona State university. He was visiting Australia to speak at the Atheist Convention in Melbourne. Facebook: http://on.fb.me/HPPPIG

Uthman Badar (Australia)
Uthman is a Muslim activist and public speaker based in Sydney. His areas of expertise and theology, logic, jurisprudence, politics, and economics. He is currently at the University of Western Sydney completing a PhD, and has engaged in many debates and discussion forums with advocates of atheist and secular ideology. Connect with Uthman Badar on Facebook (http://on.fb.me/Agq3zk) and/or Twitter (http://bit.ly/HzGtyk).

Format

Introduction
Initial remarks
Uthman Badar - 6:15
Lawrence Krauss - 27:26
Moderated discussion - 47:25
Q&A from audience - 1:43:45
Closing remarks
Uthman Badar - 2:10:00
Lawrence Krauss - 2:15:05

COVID-19 Banner
Log in or register to post comments

More from Qatar Living

Qatar Museum launches into the new year with a compelling January programme

Qatar Museum launches into the new year with a compelling January programme

The programme includes art workshops, gallery visits, and training that inspire creative interaction among the local community
Mental health during the pandemic should be prioritized: Experts

Mental health during the pandemic should be prioritized: Experts

Research studies and surveys conducted by experts depict a sharp rise in anxiety and depressive cases among people. Experts have stressed that it is crucial to take care of one’s emotional well-being too, apart from physical health.
FIFA World Cup 2022 group stage draw in to happen in April

FIFA World Cup 2022 group stage draw in to happen in April

The Fifa Committee has announced the dates for the very first opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2022
Katara Announces Second Edition of Arabian Horse Festival

Katara Announces Second Edition of Arabian Horse Festival

Katara reveals the three categories of the Festival: Arabian Peninsula Horse Show: Arabian Horse Auction, and the Title Show. The festival will kickstart from 2 February, 2022
B4 Development makes giant strides in 2021

B4 Development makes giant strides in 2021

FIFA World Cup™ legacy programme continues to support the development of behavioural science across the region
Travel and Return Policies Updated by MoPH

Travel and Return Policies Updated by MoPH

The Ministry of Public Health has updated the country lists on the 28th of December based on Covid-19 risks and the Travel and Return Policy. The updates will come into effect at 7 pm on January 1, 2022.
Katara Announces Movie Screenings at Al Thuraya Planetarium

Katara Announces Movie Screenings at Al Thuraya Planetarium

The Cultural Village Foundation - Katara has announced movie screenings at the Al Thuraya Planetarium that showcase various aspects of astronomy
Top 5 New Year's Resolutions 2022

Top 5 New Year's Resolutions 2022

With 2022 just around the corner, we're all wrapping up the remaining bits of 2021, QL's team has their very own New Year's Resolution that we plan to keep and convince others to join too!