Theism & Atheism

Cardiff University “Does God Exist?” opening speech

download PDF   Cardiff University Debate on ‘The Existence of God’ (February 2013)   Opening Speech by Peter S. Williams     My opening speech will offer a cumulative case of four arguments for theism.   1) A Moral Argument   Coming to know that the earth goes around the sun was a matter of… Read more »

Five Arguments for Theism

download PDF   Five Arguments for God – by Peter S. Williams     1) A Kalam Cosmological Argument   At a recent conference honouring physicist Stephen Hawking’s 70th birthday, atheist cosmologist Alexander Vilenkin affirmed that ‘All the evidence we have says that the universe had a beginning.’[1] A New Scientist editorial on the conference… Read more »

Terror from the skies and the Existence of God

download PDF   Terror From the Skies and the Existence of God (2001) by Peter S. Williams     On Tuesday 11th September 2001, terrorists flew two hijacked jumbo jets into the World Trade Centre (and one into the Pentagon) causing death and destruction on an incomprehensible scale, on live TV. To consider the philosophical… Read more »

Cambridge Union debate – “God is not a delusion”

download PDF Cambridge Union – ‘This house believes that God is not a Delusion’– Opening Speech by Peter S. Williams   According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV 2000, p. 765) a delusion is:   ‘A false belief based on incorrect inference about external reality that is firmly sustained despite what… Read more »