Thursday, November 1, 2007

D'Souza vs. Hitchens and Shermer

From David Theroux with the C.S. Lewis Society...

With the recent publication of Dinesh D'Souza's acclaimed new book, What's So Great About Christianity, public debates by D'Souza with prominent atheists have begun...The anti-theist campaigns of best-selling authors Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and others have largely gone unchallenged in any serious and highly visible way... To their great credit, Francis Collins, John Lennox and others have admirably and effectively debated Dawkins and company, but these few confrontations have been the exception and largely invisible in mainstream culture. D'Souza and his book are hence a welcome addition to the long overdue need to set the record straight in an informed and well-mannered way.

The first debate pitted D'Souza against atheist pundit/skeptic Michael Shermer and was held Oct. 15th by the Socratic Club at Oregon State University before an audience of 1,000. Here is the video from the debate which is posted on the atheist blog, "Critical Thinking":

The second debate involved D'Souza against militantly anti-theist Christopher Hitchens, and held on Oct. 20th at King's College in New York City. Inebriated and even drinking on stage during the debate, Hitchens's brand of arrogant bomb-throwing faltered badly as he was the clear loser. Here is an account of the debate in the New York Observer:

TKC made the debate available online. You can reach it clicking here or by visiting

TKC also posted the October 24 appearance of Hitchens and D’Souza on FoxNews' “Hannity and Colmes”. Excerpts from the show may be viewed by clicking here.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home