Atheism is on the rise, especially among young people and notably on the Internet. Bishop Robert Barron and Brandon Vogt discuss the most popular atheist arguments and how to respond. They also talk about Bishop Barron’s new study program, The Mystery of God, and take a question from a new father wondering how to properly describe God to his young child.

Topics Discussed

  • 0:46 – What is the “New Atheism” and how does it differ from past versions?
  • 2:20 – Atheist Argument #1 – “What evidence is there for God?”
  • 5:37 – Atheist Argument #2 – “What caused God?”
  • 7:41 – Atheist Argument #3 – “Hasn’t science has disproved God?”
  • 9:13 – How science depends on philosophy
  • 12:11 – Are scientific rejections of God based on wrong ideas of God?
  • 14:29 – What is the “problem of evil” and how would you respond?
  • 20:12 – Bishop Barron’s new study program The Mystery of God
  • 22:30 – Question from caller: “How can I describe God to my young child?”
  • 26:37 – Bishop Barron’s recommended books on atheism and God

The Mystery of God – Video Trailer

Bonus Resources

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3 comments on “WOF 004: Answering the Atheists

  1. Brian Atwood Jan 5, 2016

    “Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion. God governs all things and knows all that is or can be done.” — Sir Isaac Newton

  2. Hilda Richard Jan 6, 2016

    I love my Catjolic faith. I do trust in the Divine mercy of my creator.

  3. Anton D Jun 16, 2016

    “There’s probably no God, stop worrying and enjoy your life” – Prodigal son