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Season 2007 Episode 0507

Al Sharpton and Christopher Hitchens

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Al Sharpton and Christopher Hitchens
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A Debate: God Is Not Great with Al Sharpton and Christopher Hitchens.Taking on possibly the greatest issue of our time - the malignant force of religion in the world - Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion through a close and learned reading of the major religious texts, citing numerous historical instances in which sexual repression and outrageous acts of violence have been committed in the name of God. He argues 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.Join The New York Public Library as the Reverand Al Sharpton and author Christopher Hitchens debate faith, religion and God.moreless
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