with Ian Kluge
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We often hear that we can be good without God—but is this claim as strong as many believe? To answer this question, we shall explore some challenging quotations from the Bahá’í Writings as well as several works by several Humanist and atheist philosophers. In this way we shall try to clear up such questions as ‘Why do the Writings say belief in God is a pre-condition for complete moral actions?’; ‘What are the criteria for moral action?’ and ‘Can science provide moral guidance?’
Ian Kluge is a poet, playwright and philosophy scholar specializing in the philosophical aspects of the Bahá’í Writings published in the Lights of Irfan Series and Studies in Bahá’í Philosophy. He is a frequent presenter at the Irfan Colloquia and at ABS conferences.