Apologetics Discussion Group

  • July 19, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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All are welcome, Theists and Non-Theists, to join in the discussion!

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle

We will meet the second Friday of the month at Seanna's place for a 2 hour discussion on Apologetics and Counter-Apologetics.

(address to be announced to members who RSVP)

Cost: Free! In-Kind donations accepted :)

This month's theme: Re-examination of the Moral Argument for the existence of God

Interested in discussing classical and contemporary Apologetics? Apply your critical thinking skills! With one eyebrow raised we will examine the arguments with a skeptics discipline ;)

Example Topics:

  • Cosmological argument
  • Teleological argument
  • Ontological argument
  • Moral Argument
  • Transcendental Argument for the Existence of God (TAG)
  • Presuppositional Arguments
  • Pascal's wager
  • Euthyphro dilemma
  • Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism (EAAN)

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

This event is brought to you by the Centre for Inquiry, Canada's leading organization for atheists, humanists and skeptics. Please learn more about us at
cfiottawa.com and become a member and/or make a tax-receiptable donation today at www.cficanada.ca/support.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I've uploaded the apologetics discussion to YouTube, unfortunately my Ubuntu One account keeps erroring the MP3 upload but I'll look into that later.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8GPjEMJyIE

    July 21, 2013

  • Jerry M.

    Good topic. Good discussion. I understand the issues a large group brings, and I thought breaking up into tow groups worked well, but I would like to try e everyone together with a good mediator.

    July 20, 2013

  • Brad M

    I will have to cancel as well. I have a plane to catch before 6 AM.

    July 19, 2013

  • Mike J

    It's just too far away for me.

    July 17, 2013

    • Patti M.

      I'd pick you up too, but I go straight from work and that's west of downtown.

      July 19, 2013

    • Mike J

      Patti: Thank you very much for the offer and I see you have cancelled as well but do not feel badly I was going to let you know that I had made another commitment seeing as I wasn't going to go.

      July 19, 2013

  • Patti M.

    Sorry...something has come up and I can't attend this month.

    July 19, 2013

  • Jonas W.

    Unfortunately the car broke down - but I hope this goes well, apologetics is fun. See you next time.

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't know the address that we're supposed to go to. Could someone e-mail it to me?

    July 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you. I also wanted to know if anyone wanted any part of the discussion recorded, I have a bunch of brand new A/V equipment I've been dying to use.

      1 · July 19, 2013

  • Kristine

    I tried to RSVP but couldn't for some reason. I'm planning on coming anyway since I've already reserved a ride and RSVP'd verbally with the organizers... If anyone has a problem with that, just wear a TON of perfume or make sure there are air-fresheners inside and I won't be able to come in ;)

    (in all seriousness - Seanna do you use air-freshners of any kind cause that would be an issue to me meeting in someone's home, since I'm allergic to synthetic fragrances)

    1 · July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Because of my health, I may have to withdraw my attendance but if I do come, I can bring a stir fry or a desert. I should however ask if anyone has allergies or is vegetarian before I make something.

    1 · June 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Making food is really no work at all and if required (or allowed) I'd probably do it at any event. Pubs usually frown at that kind of thing though.

      June 29, 2013

    • Mike J

      Torrius: In answer to your question about allergies or being vegetarian; I am vegan. Thank you for asking :-)

      June 29, 2013

  • Mike J

    In preparation for my introduction to the argument from morality I shall endeavour to read this from Dr. William Lane Craig on the subject: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/moral-argument (I am posting this so I don't lose the link not because I care about helping you guys cause after all I'm an atheist so I just don't care about you just me me me ;-) )

    June 28, 2013

  • Mike J

    I can bring a bag of pretzels or chips or something like that.

    June 22, 2013

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