There is a growing trend within the atheist community to defend atheism as merely a "lack of belief" in God, and nothing more. It is argued by some that atheists do not shoulder a burden of proof. However, there are several things wrong with this approach.
Spencer Hawkins will present reasons for rejecting this particular defense of atheism, and offer a more philosophically informed approach to atheism and religious disagreement.
Spencer Hawkins studies philosophy and religious studies at Arizona State University, and is the author of a self-published book called Contra Christian Apologetics.
The meeting is free and open to the public. Doors open at 9:00 am for socializing with an optional Continental breakfast available for a $5 donation. The meeting begins at 10:00 am.
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