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Emory University, 5-16-2007

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How Religion Poisons Everything
Christopher Hitchens, writer
Timothy Jackson, professor, Christian ethics, Emory University
Cynthia Tucker, editor, editorials, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Christopher Hitchens makes a case against religion. With a close reading of major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish. Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope's awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix. A widely published polemicist and frequent radio and TV commentator, Hitchens is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. Hitchens debates Timothy P. Jackson, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at Emory University's Candler School of Theology; the debate is moderated by Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial page editor Cynthia Tucker.

Co-sponsored by The Center for the Study of Law & Religion at Emory University



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