Skip to comments.Tony Blair defends religious faith
Posted on 11/28/2010 3:46:32 PM PST by gorush
The former prime minister said it was true that "people commit horrific acts of evil in the name of religion".
But Mr Blair, who converted to Catholicism after leaving government in 2007, said it was also true that religion inspires acts of extraordinary good.
Sceptic Mr Hitchens, who has terminal cancer, likened God to a "celestial dictatorship, a kind of divine North Korea".
He appeared to win over the audience, which voted two-to-one in his favour following the debate, which argued the motion "be it resolved, religion is a force for good in the world".
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I can disprove that with one word: Islam.
can disprove that with one word: Islam.
Mr. Hitchins will undoubtedly someday share a drink with Ted Kennedy (D-HELL). The drinks there, however, will be alcohol free. They will be in eternal AA meeting.
Comparing God to North Korea is supposed to be praise??
I feel that Mr. Hitchens will soon enough realize why so many people have prayed for him. While I would have chosen any number of apologists to argue against Mr. Hitchens, I’d guess the reasons Mr. Blair was selected relate to his former position more than his willingness to debate. The vote at the end of the program sounded more like a reflection of the secular society Britain has at the moment. Of course, as soon as those referred to in French news reports as “youths” outnumber the British, that will change. Just not the way they wish.
Somehow I doubt that is the point he is trying to make.
Lovely pic of Blair at the link.
‘He said it was not necessary to have “divine permission to know right from wrong”.’
Hitchens knows right from wrong? Isn’t this guy pro-baby killing?
I would not have expected any other result out of secular England, or any other country in Europe for that matter. Hopefully, the Europeans will come to their senses and return to God before the Muslims totally destroy their way of life.
Let’s hope America, or at least American politicians, wake up as well. I suspect the American people are far ahead of their politicians when it comes to getting back on track.
I don't know the answer to that, sorry.
The ideal divine punishment for Christopher Hitchens would be to reincarnate him as a child in North Korea.
“I would not have expected any other result out of secular England, or any other country in Europe for that matter.”
England seems to be the worst for having large numbers of sniveling, H.L. Menken-ish atheists. Which seems a bit odd for a country that still has a state church.
Isl;am is not a religion, it is a political movement.
I wonder how Hitchens would fare against someone who actually had some depth of understanding of this particular subject.
FACT, and they soft pedal and repackage it in the name of “religion”.
You would think that they would throw in the towel and concede the failings in islam. I am sure they can see it does not deliver peace, prosperity , technology, social goods nor well being.
And its probably a combination of jealousy and their failure that fans their rage.
“I wonder how Hitchens would fare against someone who actually had some depth of understanding of this particular subject.”
Yeah, try debating the Pope and some of his people. They’d tear Hitchens into ribbons.
I wonder if Mr. Hitchens will now try to debate the value of the law of gravity.