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Monday, March 31, 2008

Atheism discussion to wrap up lecture series

Addressing the controversial issues of religion and atheism, the Pittsburg State University Arts and Sciences Lecture Series will offer “How Not to Be an Atheist: A Neoclassical Response to the New Atheism,” at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, in Grubbs Hall Room 109.

Don Viney, a philosophy professor in the Department of Social Sciences, will deliver the lecture. He explained that the topic comes at a time when books promoting atheism and the shortcomings of religion are at the top of bestseller lists. “They claim that a commitment to science, reason, and morality is inconsistent with theism,” said Viney. He will discuss the political role of this religious movement as well as its philosophical weaknesses.

This lecture will conclude the 2007-08 series and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served preceding the lecture at 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Viney at 620-235-4325.

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