An outspoken atheist philosopher who has called for the Catholic Church’s eradication will be speaking at LeMoyne College on the subject of science and religion in modern America.
Michael Ruse, PhD., who calls himself a non-believer, will be speaking at the Jesuit college on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at 7 p.m., to discuss "Does Evolution Have a Purpose?" Ruse has stated that “there is a flat-out contradiction between the claims of modern biological science and the theology of the Roman Catholic Church” and criticized Pope Benedict XVI for saying life was designed by God.
Ruse, a professor and director of the history and philosophy of science program in the department of philosophy at Florida State University, has called birth control a “blessing” and supports a right to abortion. But worse than that, in the pages of the Huffington Post, Ruse called for the eradication of the Catholic Church:
The talk is part of the college’s ongoing “Science and Religion in Modern America” lecture series. The stated goal, according to the university’s website, is “to engage members of the campus community…in a candid, respectful conversation about the complex and seemingly disparate subjects of science and religion.”
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