Christopher Hitchens vs Alister McGrath

I’ve just found a link on Richard Dawkins’ website to a video of a debate between Christopher Hitchens and Alister McGrath. Christopher Hitchens is the author of a book entitled “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything”, which I believe they were discussing (I didn’t bother reading the introduction, I skipped straight to the meaty stuff!).

I’ve watched the first half (Hitchens’ and McGrath’s first talks) and I just have one or two comments to make about what Christopher Hitchens said. The gist of what he was saying basically amounted to: “misrepresent what Christianity says, and then proceed to knock that down”. According to Google, his analysis is based on “… a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts”. I can only assume that he’s not reading the same religious texts (the Bible) that I am, or knows something I don’t!

I’ll keep watching when I can, and if I get time I’d like to post up a proper response, but then maybe I should just buy the book!

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