UPDATE: Here’s the video:
Clear your schedule later today, you won’t want to miss this!
Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, will be giving a talk at Facebook Headquarters later today (Monday, 9/18) at 6pm eastern time entitled “How to Have a Religious Argument.”
On the Facebook event page for the talk, he explains why he chose the topic of having a productive religious argument:
“Every day, millions of people argue about religion on social media. The comboxes of religious and atheist sites are among the most visited and the most heated in the virtual space.
“But what I find interesting is how few people really know how to have a good religious argument. Lots of energy, lots of sharp words, and lots of strong feelings are expressed. But rarely do we come across productive, rational argument about religion.
“In my talk, I’ll pave a way forward, showing how we all, believer and nonbeliever alike, can share better religious discussions.”
He also said that Facebook will be giving him a tour of their headquarters during the day, and that people will be able to get a “behind-the-scenes” look on his Instagram account.