[Santa Cruz, CA] JT Eberhard & Peter Payne: “Does Ethics Need a Foundation in God?”
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Sponsored by Center for Inquiry on Campus, Stevenson College, UCSC Grad Christian Fellowship, Secular Student Alliance, Secular Student Alliance at UCSC, UCSC Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Institute for Credible Christianity
A debate between an atheist and a Christian on whether ethics needs a foundation in God. The debate will be argued by two very experienced debaters.
JT Eberhard: Author of the blog What Would JT Do?, and has been a contributing author to AtheismResource.com.
Before joining the SSA, JT was most known as a debater on atheism and LGBT rights and as the co-founder of the Skepticon annual conference. From 2008-2010, JT worked as the organizing team leader for Skepticon 1, 2, and 3. The event would usher in a new format of conventions featuring rock star lineups while allowing people to attend for free. JT is an accomplished speaker having given plenary talks at Skepticon, the American Atheists National Conference, the SSA Leadership Conference, the American Humanist Association's National Convention, Dragon*Con, and multiple campuses and community groups all across the country. As a debater, he has paired with other high profile atheists such as Richard Carrier, Victor Stenger, and Matt Dillahunty.
Peter Payne: Peter is the managing director of the Institute for Credible Christianity: speaking and training in apologetics and outreach, and serving students locally at UCSC. His PhD is in Philosophy, and was with InterVarsity's Grad-Faculty Ministry for 21 years.
Parking will be available at the Stevenson lot for $4 after 6:30 pm, but parking is free after 5 pm in the East Remote. They wish to make this event accessible to people with disabilities. If you need accommodation, please call SOAR at 459-2934.