Kresta in the Afternoon – December 5, 2007 – Hour 1

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    First Topic – The Problem of Evil

    The problem of evil is the most serious problem in the world. It is also the one serious objection to the existence of God. When Saint Thomas Aquinas wrote his great Summa Theologica, he could find only two objections to the existence of God, even though he tried to list at least three objections to every one of the thousands of theses he tried to prove in that great work. One of the two objections is the apparent ability of natural science to explain everything in our experience without God; and the other is the problem of evil. Philosopher Maria Fedoryka guides our discussion.

    Second Topic – Do Sports Build Character

    As sports fans everywhere anticipate the NFL playoffs, Anthony Bradley, fellow at the Acton Institute, reveals why sports may not built character as much as society is led to believe. Why are so many athletes, who have spent their entire lives in organized sports, masters at cheating, adultery, drunkenness and gambling? We examine sports, faith and character development.

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