Monday, October 18, 2010

This Would Be Cool To See

Christopher Hitchens, noted atheist and author, and Larry Taunton, executive director of the Fixed Point Foundation, will debate Tuesday evening in Billings.

The pair will debate the topic “Is it preferable to live in a Christian or an atheistic society?”

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Hitchens, a prolific writer, is author of the 2007 bestseller “God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.” Taunton’s nonprofit is dedicated to the public defense of Christianity.

This is the first time the two will debate in public. And though they come from diametrically opposed viewpoints, they are friends in their private lives.

2 comments:

Shan said...

Since they are also friends, I agree that it would be cool to see. I'm so over two angry people shouting at one another.

Hank said...

Exactly. How refreshing to see that two people who disagree so much can do so in such a civil manner.