- Published on Sunday, 20 May 2012 06:59
- Written by John Draper
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Some of the work of Christopher Hitchens is buried inside longer debates. One such debate was with Oxford University professor Alister McGrath on October 11, 2007 on the subject: Poison or Cure - Religious Belief in the Modern World. In his opening remarks, Hitchens made the case that religion (not God) poisons everything - especially truth and morality. He does not use philosophical or obscure language - he says it plainly and does not use any "heavy" language. There is no talk of believing because we feel anything - in short, he is the Hitchens we all grew to love. If you want, you can see the whole debate here but the best part is below.
This subject was covered in an earlier article but the original video was removed. This one is now on Cobourg Atheist's You Tube account.