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Thomas Aquinas and Why the Atheists are Right

Bishop Robert Barron

January 25, 2011


Father Robert Barron’s message at the 14th Annual Symposium on Saint Thomas Aquinas, held on January 25, 2011.  He spoke on “Thomas Aquinas and Why the Atheists are Right”.

The “new atheists” have emerged as strident critics of religion. More often than not, though, Christians agree with them, for the God they deny is one that we would deny as well. Fr. Barron explores this curious situation with the help of St. Thomas Aquinas. He looks especially at Thomas’ treatment of the non-competitive relationship between God and the world.