Is human life valuable, or are we just a cosmic accident? Does human life have any overarching purpose or meaning, or are we a meaningless blob of chemicals? Drawing on extensive historical and contemporary sources, CSC Senior Fellow Dr. Richard Weikart argues that, since the Enlightenment in the eighteenth century, many secular philosophies and ideologies have promoted the idea that humans are nothing more than machines or perhaps animals with no intrinsic purpose or value. Not only do they devalue human life, but they also often deny any objective morality, thus paving the way for our current “culture of death.” Weikart contends that these philosophies have led to easy acceptance of abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide, and euthanasia, as well as mass murder in some cases. He recommends that, if we are going to resist our “culture of death,” we need to oppose the secular underpinnings of it.
Come hear Dr. Weikart speak on these topics at one of two locations in greater Austin on April 10 & 11:
WHEN: Monday, April 10, 2017, 7:00-8:30 pm
The Lakeway Church (Sanctuary)
2203 Lakeway Blvd
Lakeway, TX 78734
COST: This event is free and no registration is required.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 11:00 am-12:15 pm
St. Edwards University
Ragsdale Center – Jones Auditorium
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
NOTE: This event is part of the Food and Philosophy Series at St. Edwards. Free lunch will be provided to the first 150 attendees. This event is open to the public and no registration required.
These events are co-sponsored by the host venues and the Hill Country Institute in Austin.