The Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology writes:Dr. Ed Feser will join DSPT faculty members Michael Dodds, OP and Anselm Ramelow, OP in a symposium on “God, Reason and Reality”, a book edited by Anselm Ramelow, OP. The event will take place at 2301 Vine Street, Berkeley on Saturday, November 8 at 10:00am.Go to dspt.edu/godreasonreality for more info.Feser is a Thomist with his head screwed on straight.He’s also an ex-atheist who has done a nice job refuting The Usual Stuff from atheism:It’s always a pity to me that atheists expend *all* of their intellectual firepower trying to shout down what are essentially the throat clearings of St. Thomas at the very beginning of the Summa and never get past that to the really interesting stuff. It’s like a legion of literary critics spending all their lives discussing Hamlet and never getting pastACT ISCENE I. Elsinore. A platform before the castle.FRANCISCO at his post. Enter to him BERNARDO BERNARDO Who’s there? FRANCISCO Nay, answer me: stand, and unfold yourself. BERNARDO Long live the king! FRANCISCO Bernardo? BERNARDO He. FRANCISCO You come most carefully upon your hour. BERNARDO ‘Tis now struck twelve; get thee to bed, Francisco. FRANCISCO For this relief much thanks: ’tis bitter cold, And I am sick at heart.There is considerably more to the play than that. And there are much more interesting things to say about God beyond “He exists.”Teachers like Feser can help, as it were,he that leaves A shallow plash to plunge him in the deep And with satiety seeks to quench his thirst.

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