Atheism and the Vaishnava Response

Seminar By:

Hridayananda Das Goswami

Date:  Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hridayananda dasa Goswami (Howard J. Resnick, Ph.D.) is one of the most senior and respected spiritual leaders of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). As the first westerner to translate the sacred Bhāgavata Purāṇa from Sanskrit to English, together with authorized commentaries, as the first senior ISKCON leader to complete a doctorate in Vaiṣṇava studies and to openly promote higher education in ISKCON, as the pioneer of Krishna consciousness in Latin America, as the first senior leader to publicly endorse a campaign to provide greater opportunity for women in ISKCON, and in many other activities, Hridayananda das Goswami has been on the cutting edge of the Hare Krishna movement.

 

Ever heard arguments put forward by intellectuals such as: there is no empirical evidence for the existence of God, therefore science cannot support the idea of God; or that “faith” is unreliable & unreasonable, therefore faith is the antithesis of knowledge; or that consciousness and living symptoms are simply different states of matter? Join Hridayananda das Goswami as he critically analyzes and defeats these and other atheistic arguments.

 

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HANDOUT MATERIALS

 

PDF Atheism: Summary

16 arguments put forward by atheists with an abstract for each (6 pages)

 


 

PDF Atheism in Depth

Detailed description of each atheistic argument (34 pages)