The Patrick Coffin Show: Can You Prove God Exists? —Dr. Edward Feser


The Patrick Coffin Show podcast features weekly interviews with A-list influencers and outliers in the effort to recover the Judeo-Christian roots of the culture. Patrick is the Canadian-born former host of Catholic Answers Live, and he has raving fans around the world. He injects these fascinating interviews with his own distinctive blend of depth and levity. If you’re tired of politically correct media speak, you want to see God back in the public square, and you’re not allergic to having a laugh, this is the place to be.

Part I With Dr. Edward Feser

A recent Pew Research Center poll found that the number of atheists has doubled in the United States. Atheism is definitely in the rise. Is God’s existence a matter of faith only? Is there a way we can come to a certain knowledge of God apart from the Bible or the Church’s teaching?

If you have friends or family who say they stopped believing in God, this is the interview to share with them.

Philosopher and writer Dr. Edward Feser is the author of The Last Superstition, Aquinas, and other books of philosophy. This special episode of The Patrick Coffin Show taped before a live audience at St.John the Baptist church in Costa Mesa, CA.  (N.B. since Catholics may ask: before I speak or do a show in a church, I speak with the pastor beforehand and request that the Host is removed and placed in repose in a nearby chapel, which was done in this case. I explained this to the audience before the actual broadcast went live.)

Part II

This episode continues the energetic exchange of last week’s live interview with philosopher Edward Feser. After the show proper, we turned the mikes over to the audience. This week’s special Part II show is the result!

Remember, Dr. Edward Feser is the man that professor emeritus of Oxford, Dr. Richard Dawkins, does not want to debate. You can see why in this lively Q&A session, held at St. John the Baptist in Costa Mesa, CA. Feser is sharp, clear, funny, and engages the issues in a way that resonates with young people especially.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

How to answer basic (and more complex) questions about theism

Effective ways to listen before giving answers even true and accurate answers

Additional sources of information and formation for Christians looking to improve their communication skills with atheists

The importance of patience and humility in the process

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4 thoughts on “The Patrick Coffin Show: Can You Prove God Exists? —Dr. Edward Feser”

  1. How much can anyone prove about anything? Can we REALLY prove String Theory? Can we REALLY prove Black Holes and “Worm Holes” or that Bid Laden was really killed in 2012? Some say that he was already dead years before that. Just because Navy Seals SAY that they killed him, doesn’t mean that they did. Maybe it was just a ;political ploy just in time for the 2012 election. There’s not much that can be proven these days with all the Fake News around.

  2. Unselfish prayers that work – prove that God exists. The Mayor of Tucson held a large ‘pray for rain’ rally with all religions present, even native rain dancers, – rain badly needed since not much rain here for 20+ years. After that we have gotten a lot of rain for over 3 years now, even in months that we in the desert get no rain.
    The prayers worked. God exists, and He loves us, sometimes He only just waits for us to ask before He gives us stuff. If only we would just ask.

    1. I am very glad to hear that your area that needed rain so badly got it. I would not credit that as proof of God, though. In 2011 then-Texas Governor Rick Perry prayed for rain, as they too badly needed it. That prayer was not answered. Only in 2015 did Texas get any rain significant enough to bust the drought, and that came all at once causing massive flooding. If the mayor of Tucson prayed to a deity you and I would agree does not exist, and the rains came, would prove the existence of this false deity? I’m not saying that Rick Perry’s failed prayer or the seemingly answered prayers by others to non-Judeo-Christian deities disproves God, but it does mean a seemingly answered Christian prayer in no way proves God.

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