Religious Truth Claims

5th of June 2010

Belief and faith continue to thrive, however, belief in science and the supernatural differ in that the former is open and encourages verification and scepticism, whereas the latter tends to shrug from it.

We will debate truth claims that religions are based upon and how open religious communities are to challenges to these truth claims. Can there be a dialogue between atheists, believers and fundamentalists? If so, how can truth claims be debated in a conducive manner without causing offence or being too politically correct?

We apologise for the fact that, due to the number of speakers, the quality of the recordings is not optimal.

Coordinator:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


Gerhard Hoffstaedter, – Research Fellow, La Trobe University

Participants:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


John Perkins, – Economist and Secular Party Founding Member

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


by Gregory McCormick, – Lecturer, Melbourne College of Divinity

Religious Truth Claims
Magda Karagiannakis, – Barrister/Lecturer, La Trobe University

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


Gerhard Hoffstaedter, – Research Fellow, La Trobe University

For more detail please email:
enquiries@melbournefreeuniversity.org