Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Poison or cure? Religious belief in the modern world

Here's the video. Christopher Hitchens debates Oxford University professor Alister McGrath on the role of religious belief in the modern world. At one point, I (a committed atheist) gave the debate to McGrath. But by the time the debate ended, I gave Hitchens the debate, very slightly, on points. I like Hitchens's statement that the transcendent and numinous are very important, but not to be confused with the supernatural.

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