IN SEARCH OF A RATIONAL GOD
DESCRIPTION: Sigmund Freud predicted that as the masses became more educated, they would turn away from the “fairy tales of religion.” Yet, in the United States, one of the most literate countries in the world, the majority of the public continues to adhere to the simplicity of religion. As religious fundamentalism grows and asserts its right to a dogmatic narrative, a grass-roots counter-culture of skeptics is also beginning to assert itself. Many are seeking a purpose in life that would not resort to the absolute answers of the clergy. Arthur Garcia researched many academic books and publications to write A Skeptic’s God: The Irrelevance of Religion in a Modern World as an exploration into the possibility of finding a rational God.
In this series of four lectures, the essential, and perhaps controversial, findings of his book will be reviewed.
- The Chronology of the Scriptures: The transcription of the oral tradition
- The Morality of the Bible and the Evolution of Morality
- The Case for a Cosmological God
- The Question of God: The debate between theologians and atheists
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Arthur Garcia is an amateur historian with a strong interest in the academic history of the Bible and religion. He has been an Adjunct Instructor at Palm Beach State College since 2002. Prior to starting his teaching career, Mr. Garcia was a successful businessman and a practicing engineer.
|3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Thursdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30
Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
$34 member / $54 non-member