- 45 minutes
- Level: all audiences
Bishop Robert Barron of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles speaks at Facebook Headquarters on the role of science, reason, and truth in religious arguments. Bishop Barron is founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. His abstract for this talk reads:
Every day, millions of people argue about religion on social media. The comboxes of religious and atheist sites are among the most visited and the most heated in the virtual space.
But what I find interesting is how few people really know how to have a good religious argument. Lots of energy, lots of sharp words, and lots of strong feelings are expressed. But rarely do we come across productive, rational argument about religion.
In my talk, I’ll pave a way forward, showing how we all, believer and nonbeliever alike, can share better religious discussions.