Anglican Samizdat

September 18, 2009

Christopher Hitchens vs John Lennox, “Is God Great?”

Filed under: Atheism,Christianity — David Jenkins @ 12:41 pm
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From the March 2009 debate at Samford University in Birmingham, AL.


  1. Hitchens has made a straw man of what he thinks Christianity is, and is then knocking it down. He has no real understanding of the Christian faith.

    Comment by Kate — September 19, 2009 @ 12:25 pm

  2. Kate – Hitchens has no “real” understanding of the Christian faith because that would mean knowing the truth of things, and maybe (by accident?) letting on about them – so his straw man arguing (which I’m sure you rightly refer to) would not work. Above all, these people are not going to want the truth/reality to leak out. Exactly why/how they are blind to it (fear?) is for their psychiatrists to discover.

    Comment by John Thomas — September 24, 2009 @ 8:15 am

  3. I just occured to me – in this video, Dawkins bears a strong resemblance to how I imagined Professor Slughorn to be when I was reading the Harry Potter books….

    Comment by Kate — September 28, 2009 @ 10:52 am

  4. Kate – I hadn’t thought of that but, yes, I see the likeness.

    Comment by David — September 28, 2009 @ 11:16 am

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