Matt Dillahunty and Blake Giunta
Today’s episode is part 1 of a fascinating discussion on the problem of Divine Hiddenness. Matt Dillahunty joins us, who you no doubt have heard on Atheist Experience and countless other debates. He can be found here. On the other side is Blake Giunta, a Christian and past guest of the show whose work can be found here.
Some of the questions Matt Dillahunty and Blake Giunta will debate are: Should god reveal himself to everyone? Should god at least reveal himself to unresisting non-believers? Does god want a relationship with us? If he does, could something be stopping him from seeking this relationship? Blake lays out an argument against God’s existence, made famous by Schellenberg. Matt Dillahunty has a bit of a different take on the argument which mainly focuses on the question of how Matt could tell the difference between a god that doesn’t exist and a god that doesn’t want a relationship with him. A video dealing with this topic can be found on Matt Dillahunty’s YouTube here. As you’ll see, his argument is quite different from Schellenberg’s, which may or may not be a point of contention in these episodes…
Atheistically Speaking is a podcast where thoughtful discussions like this can happen! My goal is to promote an environment of calm, rational discourse, and my two guests today certainly exhibited these qualities in spades. I’m very grateful to them for taking the time to really dig deep and challenge each other in this topic. If you’d like to help keep the podcast going, please consider making a contribution at http://www.patreon.com/atheist. In addition to regular weekly bonus material, you will also gain access to part 2 of Blake Giunta and Matt Dillahunty immediately! Much earlier than the rest of the listeners get!