Does human suffering make belief in God unreasonable?
That’s the topic of an upcoming debate sponsored by the Clay-Platte Baptist Association and hosted at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City.
James Morgan, a former pastor in St. Joseph, who says he lost his faith and is now an atheist, takes the position that human suffering does indeed make belief in God unreasonable.
Morgan is a member of the Clergy Project, which was established in 2011 “to provide a safe haven of protected, anonymous online community for former and active religious professionals who no longer hold to supernatural beliefs,” according to its website.
Taking the position that human suffering does not make belief in God unreasonable is Eugene Curry, senior pastor of Park Hill Baptist Church in Kansas City. Curry, who often engages in formal debates on topics ranging from the existence of God to the resurrection of Jesus, is a member of the Missouri Baptist Apologetics Network.
The debate begins at noon on Nov. 8 in the basement of the new chapel on the Midwestern campus. Admission is free.