Ep 60: Is it logical to believe in God?

Atheist Ricky Gervais says that the 'very definition' of God is a logical impossibility in this universe. Is he right?
Greg Restall
Bible reference(s): 
Colossians 1:15-17
Sun 2 Apr 2017
Philosophy of science
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In 2010 in the Wall Street Journal, outspoken atheist comedian Ricky Gervais said,

“I don’t believe in God because there is absolutely no scientific evidence for his existence and from what I’ve heard the very definition is a logical impossibility in this known universe”

Is Ricky Gervais right, or is it logical to believe in God?

We ask Professor Greg Restall some Bigger Questions.

Greg is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne where he teaches philosophy and logic. He has published over 80 articles, is the author of four books, and blogs at consequently.org.

This episode was recorded in February 2017.

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