This is one of the best mp3’s I’ve listened to in a while. Both the atheist’s point of view and the theist’s point of view were portrayed in an excellent way, I thought. I definitely found myself going back and forth with their views and arguments, but in the end I feel I just can’t give up reason to adopt faith again.
A few hundred Austinites got to witness a feisty and at times funny exchange between polar opposites.
Christopher Hitchens and Marvin Olasky debated the role of religion in politics at the LBJ Library and Museum Monday May 14, 2007. Hitchens’ most recent book “God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything”. Olasky is a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin and proponent of “compassionate conservatism”. You can hear the whole of their exchange, moderated by “Texas Monthly” Editor, Evan Smith.