Debate - Belief in God: Prohibitive or Liberating?

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By adey

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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

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