Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair to debate Religion

October 12, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010. 7 pm.
Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Canada.

“This debate is not about the existence of God,” says Rudyard Griffiths, co-director and moderator of the Munk Debates. “We have asked Mr. Blair and Mr. Hitchens to wrestle with the more immediate question facing developed and developing nations: Is religion a force for peace or conflict in the modern world?”

More info:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/hitchens-blair-to-debate-role-of-faith/article1752752/

http://www.munkdebates.com/debates/Religion

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

HIS DYING WISH

Tyler said...

I'm thinking a red eye from Edmonton out to Toronto...yeah. That could work. This has got to be the first time Hitchens has come to Canada in three or four years.

José Gonzalez said...

Actually, he was in Toronto last year for a talk at the ROM about the 10 commandments, which I sadly missed. I don't intend to miss this one though!

Anonymous said...

That Toronto Ten Commandments talk was epic.

Robert said...

I dont like how The Globe and the Mail phrased the following:

"Mr. Hitchens, in contrast, has renewed his beliefs in atheism since being diagnosed with esophageal cancer earlier this year."

Again that damn mis-characterization of atheism as if its a dogmatic set of beliefs itself.

Anonymous said...

The 10 commandments speech can be downloaded from here:

http://lifewithoutfaith.com/?p=1593

Tyler said...

Well...they sold it out before it even went on sale to the public. I am le pissed.

Anonymous said...

sigh the petition for more tickets:
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/hitchensblair/

Heywood said...

Oh thanks for the Ten Commeandments talk. It's really quite good.

Love it!

Anonymous said...

Petition signed. It'd be sweet if this could be posted somewhere more obvious.

FGFM said...

For God's sake, sign the petition!

Tyler said...

FGFM, maybe your Hitchenswatch people would even sign this. Then you can come too and heckle, while the rest of us might get to go and enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

I am extremely pissed at MUNK! We should all protest outside the event (those who could not buy tickets) with signs saying "GOD HATES MUNK"

Mickbradley said...

 A couple of tufty old rogues that love the sound of their own voices and are still trying to make their hair work.

 
 
 

Christopher reads from Hitch-22: A Memoir