26 November 2010

Blair vs. Hitchens, tonight...

The much publicized and keenly anticipated Munk debate between Tony Blair and Christopher Hitchens is being held tonight in Toronto. The event was sold out weeks ago, but, for a small fee, one can watch it via live streaming video. The resolution is stated below in an excerpt from the website:

"In a world of globalization and rapid social change does religion provide the common values and ethical foundations that diverse societies need to thrive in the 21st century? Or, do deeply held religious beliefs promote intolerance, exacerbate ethnic divisions, and impede social progress in developing and developed nations alike? To encourage a far-ranging discussion on one of human kind’s most vexing questions, the 6th semi-annual Munk Debate will tackle the resolution: be it resolved, religion is a force for good in the world."

Should be fascinating-wish I could be there!

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