Written by Hugh Mason
On Tuesday April 5th TVO?s BIG IDEAS, in conjunction with Centre For Inquiry Ontario (CFI) will be co-sponsoring a debate hosted by University of Toronto Secular Alliance, between Canadian philosopher Ronald de Sousa and clinical psychologist Jordan B. Peterson.
The question is whether it is possible and/or desirable to imagine a culture which is not based on any conceptions of the sacred. Dr. de Sousa will speak in support of relegating all notions of the sacred to the ash heap of history as irrational and potentially harmful, and in favour of a conception of life open to critical thinking in the light of reason. On the other hand, Dr. Peterson will defend the sacred as a necessary expression of human struggle with inscrutable complexity and suffering. The debate will be moderated by UTSA's Matthew Gayford.
The event is being held at O.I.S.E. auditorium, 252 Bloor Street West. Admission is $5 general, cash at the door only, FREE for students and CFI members. Debate starts at 7 p.m. Seating begins at 6 p.m. Come early; seating will be on a first-come basis and is expected to be sold out.
Additionally, following the debate, the speakers will join us at a members only reception at CFI Ontario, 216 Beverley St (College & Beverly) for CFI members and UTSA staff/volunteers. Light food and refreshments will be served. Also, cash bar.
Lastly, if you'd like to volunteer at the event as an usher, please contact Mehdi Zabet.
Our website: http://www.uoftsecular.org/
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Contact person: Mehdi Zabet @
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 21:46