Religion in Society
Religion in Society

Videos: Christopher Hitchens & Tony Blair Debate Religion

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

It was a spirited debate in Canada last Friday, as atheist Christopher Hitchens and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair went back and forth on religion. They debated the idea, "Religion is a force for good in the world." 

Blair, who converted to Catholicism after leaving office in 2007, said faith was a force for good and it was "futile" to attempt to drive it out. But Hitchens, who is terminally ill with cancer, argued that religion forced people into doing terrible things.

Part 1

show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpMPFu3mMPA

Part 2

show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoKlXqDIR_A

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show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBBHMFiZX_U

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show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TAG_kRsq1M

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show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KRxp9IVn6s

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show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II9GbQHtaOQ

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show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAcHmYo41Q4

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show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YltkRpHIi24

Part 9

show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ATgUpJJJyQ