Christopher Hitchens vs Al Sharpton on Atheism and God

Christopher Hitchens and Dinesh D’Souza had a debate last night, and I wanted to find it online to post, but it doesn’t seem to have made on to YouTube yet. So I figured I’d post another Hitchens debate I ran across until I can find this new one (hopefully it gets posted this weekend).

Christopher Hitchens, who is the author of “God Is Not Great”, debates Al Sharpton at the New York Public Library (NYPL) on May 7 2007. Debate topics include God, religion, and atheism. Debate moderated by Jacob Weisberg of Slate magazine.

“Taking on possibly the greatest issue of our time – the malignant force of religion in the world – Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion through a close and learned reading of the major religious texts, citing numerous historical instances in which sexual repression and outrageous acts of violence have been committed in the name of God. He argues for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble telescope’s awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.” — from Hitchens’ new book “God Is Not Great – How Religion Poisons Everything”.

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Jeff Randall is a frequent volunteer for free-thought organizations, including the Center For Inquiry – DC. Having been blogging since January 2008, he decided that a community of bloggers would be an interesting new experience (or at the very least a fun way to annoy his friends into reading his posts more frequently). Since finding out about about the existence of, and then joining, the atheist/skeptic community in 2007 he has been committed to community activism, critical thinking in all aspects of life, science, reason, and a fostering a secular society.
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