Beginning of discussion: Thomas was going to try and bring a couple who had recently deconverted from Christianity to tell their story. If they are able to attend, we will spend the first part of the evening engaging with them on their experience.
Philosophy and Theology have long claimed to be the domain of moral discussion, but Sam Harris has a different idea. He believes moral values are objective facts, and science deals in facts, therefore science can answer moral questions.
In the below TED talk, Harris makes an interesting case. He asks the question, "Does the Taliban have a point-of-view on physics that is worth considering? How is their ignorance any less obvious on the subject of well-being?".
William Lane Craig of course agrees that the Taliban is morally reprehensible but disagrees with Harris by claiming if God does not exist, then objective moral values and duties do not exist.
Has Harris successfully shown that objective moral values and duties can exist without God? Does his conclusion avoid the Humean is/ought problem? Are there any other potential moral systems that allow objectivity but don't need God to ground them?