The Atheism Tapes - Colin McGinn

As promised months ago, I am starting to post the thought-provoking interviews Jonathan Miller conducted with leading atheist intellectuals while filming the fascinating documentary series Atheism: A Brief History of Disbelief. Among those interviewed, you'll find Colin McGinn, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Steven Weinberg, Arthur Miller and Denys Turner.

In this first interview, British philosopher Colin McGinn explores some of the arguments for and against the existence of God, especially the ontological argument (although he seems to mix up Anselm's version and Descartes') and the problem of evil (watch the amazing movie God on Trial to learn more about this issue). Look out for McGinn's nice two-line refutation of the question-begging idea that miracles provide independent confirmation of the existence of God.

Click here to listen to Plato's Euthyphro.

Click here to watch an excellent debate between an atheist philosopher and a Christian apologist philosopher about whether there can be morality without God.
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