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?”
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.