Wednesday, December 05, 2007

God and man at GW

From today's Washington Times:

Dinesh D'Souza has tackled some tough topics over the years — political correctness, racism, Islamic terrorism — but his latest challenge may be the toughest of all: Defending the Christian faith at a time when what he calls "the New Atheism" is making increasing inroads in American culture.

"A generation ago, the poster child for atheism was Madalyn Murray O'Hair, who was not a person with mainstream appeal," said Mr. D'Souza. "But the New Atheists are suave. They have good academic credentials."

Since publishing his latest book, "What's So Great About Christianity?" six weeks ago, Mr. D'Souza has debated two of the most prominent proponents of a God-free understanding of the universe, Christopher Hitchens (author of "God Is Not Great") and Daniel Dennett (author of "Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon").

He will take on a third atheist antagonist tonight at George Washington University, when he debates Michael Shermer, editor of Skeptic magazine and author of "Why Darwin Matters."

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