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Christopher Hitchens and Tariq Ramadan: Is Islam A Religion of Peace? October 31, 2010

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Is Islam a Religion of Peace?
Christopher Hitchens and Tariq Ramadan at the 92nd Street Y

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God or No God? Christopher Hitchens vs. Larry Taunton October 3, 2010

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Christopher Hitchens debates Larry Taunton, Executive Director of Fixed Point Foundation.
October 19, Billings, Montana. 7pm. More (fixed-point.org)

(I am looking forward to this debate because of the opponents relatively new friendship, Taunton’s style/delivery and of course watching Hitchens debate someone he has not debated before.)  Quite frankly, I wish all Christians were more like Taunton, because of his openness to dialogue and debate and honesty.  Although, sometimes he seems to fall into the same trap of condescension and a coy attitude towards unbelievers, of course everyone can exhibit these bad habits, but I experience this attitude from Christians literally on a daily basis.

Here is a clip of Taunton responding to the news of Hitchens’ diagnosis:

Christopher Hitchens debates David Berlinski in Birmingham, AL September 7, 2010 September 8, 2010

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Last night at the Birmingham Sheraton, my wife and I saw Christopher Hitchens debate David Berlinski, and it was an incredible evening to say the least. At one point during the debate, Hitchens asked the audience, who the Baptists of Danbury, Connecticut were in need of protection from, that prompted Jefferson to write the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom. (the answer is the Congregationalists of Danbury, Connecticut.) Not that it was a hard question, but I was the only person in the audience to answer it correctly, i had to mention that.
Hitchens really mopped the floor with Berlinski, it was almost too easy for Hitchens in this debate, Berlinski was very dull and seemed to just be annoyed by the whole new atheist “phenomenon.”
Afterwards, Hitchens signed books and and sat for pictures, he is the nicest and most humble public intellectual I have ever had the honor to meet.
(I’ll post a more thorough review soon)

Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett Debate a Few Theists November 18, 2009

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Debate – Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett vs Dinesh D’Souza, Shmuley Boteach, Nassim Taleb. Neutral: Robert Wright. La Ciudad de las Ideas 2009 Re-evolution

 

Turek vs. Hitchens Debate: Does God Exist? May 31, 2009

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