It was great to hear the inaugural lecture of a Professor in the philosophy department at my uni.
I expected a lecture on the ethics of taking into consideration future people, and got that, but as a remarkable bonus also heard a defense of the moral argument for God’s existence. First, some evidence towards the existence of objective values was presented, then it was noted that this is often associated with God, and then it was argued that rather than a reason to reject objective values, it is – at least as much – reason to believe in God. The professor in question is basically a kind of Deist, and attacked atheism quite vigorously in the latter part of his talk (the shift into discussing God was unexpected and bold), and suggested that God should have a bigger place in the academic world and that the future may well be more theistic than our society is currently.
Fascinating and highly encouraging stuff for this fan of natural theology.