Monday, January 05, 2009

Debate: Atheism/Religion

If you're in the Boulder Colorado area on Monday, January 26th at 7 pm, there will be another great debate between Christopher Hitchens (God Is Not Great) and Dinesh D'Souza (What's so Great About God).

Dinesh is a very good debater and has defended Christianity against the Atheist argument in numerous debates against the likes of Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett, Michael Shermer.

He does so without the specific use of scripture (which the atheist gives no authority to) but on a platform of both faith and reason.

He is Christian and I believe Catholic. There are a number of his debates online. His book I highly recommend 'What's so great about Christianity'

Here's the article:

Two influential speakers will face off next month at the University of Colorado in a debate titled: "What’s so Great About God? – Atheism vs. Religion." The debate, organized by the school’s Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought, will feature Dinesh D’Souza and Christopher Hitchens presenting their cases for and against organized religion, its influence on world history and impact on current events.

The debate is scheduled to take place on Monday, January 26 at 7 p.m. at the University of Colorado – Boulder. Organizers are expecting a crowd of 2,000 to hear Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything; and Dinesh D'Souza, author of What's So Great About Christianity to debate the impact of religion on society.

"We are thrilled to host an event featuring two of the most outspoken and influential individuals in the contemporary debate on religion," said Father Kevin Augustyn, director of Campus Ministry at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center in a press release. "One of the primary goals of the Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought is to promote dialogue on the most important and pressing issues of our time and this debate is an effort to do that on CU's campus."

...wish I could attend.

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