The gym was packed with 2,500 people on Friday, April 25 to hear Dinesh D'Souza debate Peter Singer on the existence of God, including several related issues: human origins and evolution, the problem of evil and suffering, the basis for morals and ethical principles, and the cultural impact of an atheistic or theistic worldview.
The free-wheeling debate moderated by Craig Hazen, director of the Christian Apologetics Program, featured opening statements, rebuttals, and cross examination and the evening concluded with a lively Q&A with the audience. Questions were addressed to both speakers with each having an opportunity to respond. Singer was applauded for participating in the debate on "enemy" ground and the audience treated both speakers with equal respect.
For more Christian Apologetics Program events like this please visit http://www.biola.edu/academics/sas/apologetics/events/.
Peter Singer is one of the most noted bioethics philosophers and is currently the Ira W. De Camp Professor Bioethics at Princeton University. He holds an M.A. from the University of Melbourne and a B. Phil from the University of Oxford. He has authored many books.
Dinesh D'Souza is a former policy analyst in the Reagan White House. His articles have appeared in virtually every major magazine and newspaper, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and National Review. He has written more than seven books and appeared on numerous television programs, including The Today Show and Nightline. His latest book, What's So Great About Christianity, is a New York Times bestseller.