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6-6-2012

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Can you prove the existence of God?

Dr. Michael Baxter discusses his opinion that it is not possible to prove the existence of God to people who are non-believers; rather you can only show them the shortcomings of their own non-belief. Being Christian means living your life in a way that would not make sense if God did not exist.

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Playing Time: 2:17 Minutes

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The Rev. Dr. Michael J. Baxter, C.S.C, (Ph.D. Duke University, 1996) is Assistant Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Baxter is interested in the interrelationship of theology, history, and ethics, with particular attention paid to the morality of war and Christian peacemaking. Baxter's long-term research focuses on the emergence and development of the Americanist Tradition in Catholic Social Ethics from World War I to the present. He has published articles in the DePaul Law Review, Pro Ecclesia, Communio, andThe Thomist, and he co-founded Andre House, a house of hospitality dedicated to serving the poor and homeless of downtown Phoenix. Baxter was a Fellow of the Kroc Institute and he also served as the National Secretary of the Catholic Peace Fellowship.

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