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Atheist Peter Singer vs Theist John Lennox: Is There a God?

Singer vs Lennox: Is There a God?

ABC (Australia) | 6 September 2011

The Fixed Point Foundation is an American-based Christian organisation dedicated to exploring the big ideas around faith and culture. In recent years it’s taken on some of the world’s most outspoken critics of the Christian faith, from Christopher Hitchens to Richard Dawkins. And, when Fixed Point came to Melbourne, they staged a feisty bout between Australian bio-ethicist and atheist Peter Singer and Oxford Maths Professor and Christian John Lennox.

While the event stayed polite and peaceful there were some heavy intellectual punches thrown. Singer cites the Roman Catholic Church and its policy on condoms and the resulting loss of lives from AIDS as a good reason not to believe in God ... while Lennox says Communist Russia proved that being deliberately godless can be just as disastrous Specifically the God of the bible.
Peter Singer is Ira W DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University and laureate professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne. He first became well-known internationally after the publication of “Animal Liberation”. His extremely controversial views on animal rights and other issues in bioethics have received much attention over many years. Singer’s other books include “Democracy and Disobedience”, “Practical Ethics”, “The Expanding Circle, Should the Baby Live?”, “How Are We to Live?, Rethinking Life and Death”, “Ethics into Action: How Ethical is Australia?”, “The Way We Eat” and “The Life You Can Save”.
John Lennox is Professor in Mathematics at the University of Oxford and Fellow in Mathematics and Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. Possessing doctorates from Oxford, Cambridge, and the University of Wales, he travels widely speaking on the interface between science and religion. Lennox has debated atheists ranging from Victor Stenger to Richard Dawkins and is the author of “God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?”
Larry Taunton is founder and Executive Director of Fixed Point Foundation. He is the author of soon-to-be-published “The Grace Effect” and Executive Producer of the films “Science and the God Question”, “The God Delusion Debate” and “Can Atheism Save Europe?”


  1. Anonymous10:35 AM

    It's all in your head.

  2. Anonymous4:01 AM

    There are two schools of thought:
    1. There is no God. Otherwise, why God would permit horrible things going on and around the world.
    2. Yes, there is a God. And God is punishing the Khmer for being bad.

    I belong to the second group. Specifically, when Khmer empire conquered and enslaved other smaller races/tribes to build a huge stone temple and its empire, God punished Khmer by having the Thais to revolt.

    As Khmer folks still did not repent, God made the Thais to come back and sacked the Khmer capital again, again, again, again and again... so many times, such that the Khmer folks eventually abandoned the capital and moved Eastward.

    And then God felt sorry for the Khmer, He made the Vietnamese to protect the Khmer from the Thais. But then when the Khmers were treacherous and ungrateful to the Vietnamese, God sent Pol Pot to punish the Khmer again.

    I would not be surprised the Khmer would be punished again soon.

    1. Anonymous4:28 AM

      You are the ISIS of South East Asia, you freaking YUON prostitutes or​ [ in Khmer] មេសំផឹងយួនកន្តប, got that?

    2. Anonymous5:55 AM

      4:01 AM

      There are three schools of thoughts:

      1. You have been sold a bill of goods
      2. You're naive
      3. You have been brainwashed

    3. Anonymous6:34 AM

      Well, I learned about the Thai-Khmer conflict on the Cambodia forum on Topix. There was a Thai netizen there, named Leeporter, who wrote a lot about the conflict. The Khmer folks could not respond to him accordingly.

    4. Anonymous7:02 AM

      Anonymous6:34 AM, is that the reason you have been going around trashing, bashing, and dissing Khmer people? You are totally an idiot, and a racist then. NO DOUBT about it!!! Why don't you get out and leave Khmer people alone, now?

    5. Anonymous7:13 AM

      This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    6. Anonymous7:44 AM

      Anonymous 7:13AM,

      Well this Viet/Yuon's sympathizer [if not a Viet/YUON by birth] otherwise known as/aka -Drgunzet- is one hard-core Viet/YUON racist towards/vis-a-vis Khmer people. No one knows for sure whether he/she is the result of the tons and tons of B-52 bombings and/or the Orange agent back then that turned him/her against Khmer people instead while Khmer people [or as country] was playing a contributory role [directly or otherwise] in the reunification of the freaking North and south Vietnam! Well, enough said for now!!!

    7. Anonymous12:02 PM

      Friend 7:44 AM

      This Gunzet guy was born from a Yuon Hanoi mother and
      an illegal immigrant Yuon in Cambodia.
      Therefore this guy is Khmer citizen by birth.
      Hence he was allowed by the US immigration to come to
      the US through " Pol Pot Visa ". He was sponsored by an American
      Catholic family in Ohio.

      No wonder this Yuon guy worships so much his Samdach Ach Koar Hun Sen !!!

  3. Anonymous3:47 AM

    I wrote as:
    Anonymous4:01 AM
    Anonymous6:34 AM

    and I did not write as:
    Anonymous7:13 AM

    So, I am not surprised the admin delete 7:13AM and kept my original 2. Quite often, others pretended to be me and write something nasty.

    It's hard to pretend to be me because what I wrote have always been superior with great content and intention. I sincerely want to improve you Khmer folks so that you don't cause problem to your neighbors.

    1. Anonymous5:27 AM

      មានតែពួកអាកន្តបលបកន្តិនស៊ីកន្ទក់ដុះកន្ទុយទេដែល cause problems to his neighbors, historically and factually!!!

  4. Anonymous5:35 AM

    Proof, Thach Setha deceived, caught and challenged by France.
    At a meeting yesterday, Setha told his supporters that he is acting on a reply from the French Embassy to a petition the group filed during demonstrations on October 6.

    “The response, dated October 13, told us to select representatives to go to France to pick up coded documents in the archives. Since we do not have money, we postponed this,” Setha said.

    But French Embassy spokesman Nicolas Baudouin said yesterday that the embassy never indicated that Cambodian representatives should to be sent to France to investigate the issue.

    “We accepted the petition and responded by saying that regarding this matter, he can very well consult the national overseas archives [in Aix-en-Provence],” said Baudouin.

    “Let me be clear: These archives are open to the public, anyone can use them. This is not a favour granted to the president of the association.”
    This is why France selected a Vietnamese French to serve as the next French Ambassador to Cambodia. In the colonial Indochina, France employed Vietnamese to help them to rule the Khmers, who deemed as not trust worthy beyond redemption.

    I was raised by German Americans. They praised me as superior, honest, honorable. Really, why lie when you are so superior. I simply just focus on the facts which favor me.

    I am a search engine expert, and can conjure up any news for my cause. Further more, I use Cambodian sources as well as your own radical groupies' source as my proofs. That way you cannot accuse me of fake news.

    1. Anonymous5:37 AM

      Fake news!!! មានតែពួកអាកន្តបលបកន្តិនស៊ីកន្ទក់ដុះកន្ទុយទេដែល cause problems to his neighbors, historically and factually!!!

  5. Anonymous6:47 AM

    is not fake news.

    1. Anonymous9:03 AM

      It is fake news because you [អាកន្តបលបកន្តិនស៊ីកន្ទក់ដុះកន្ទុយ] are faking the news and pushing them to de·le·git·i·mize and de·mon·ize the Khmer people to your advantage [អាកន្តបលបកន្តិនស៊ីកន្ទក់ដុះកន្ទុយ]!!! For centuries you [អាកន្តបលបកន្តិនស៊ីកន្ទក់ដុះកន្ទុយ] have been historically and factually causing unimaginable problems to the neighbors - China, Laos, Khmer ...etc..etc...One of these days, there will be something more potent and destructive than just the B-52 bombers and Agent orange back then for you [អាកន្តបលបកន្តិនស៊ីកន្ទក់ដុះកន្ទុយ] if you are not careful and quit doing what you are doing now...There are history and facts. Alternative facts and fake news don't make you [អាកន្តបលបកន្តិនស៊ីកន្ទក់ដុះកន្ទុយ], a superior race as you have been trying to advertise when the whole world historically and factually knows your race as that of a prostitution already..and still is as we speak...


    2. Anonymous7:27 AM

      Khmer Krom look to France

      Mon, 17 November 2014
      Taing Vida and Charles Rollet

      Again, you are accusing Taing Vida and Charles Rollet of Phnom Penh Post for writing fake news?

  6. Anonymous6:53 AM

    6:47 AM

    We know who you are, and what you are trying to do.
    FYI you're failing miserably !!!