Tony Blair vs Christopher Hitchens

Today I found this really good debate on YouTube, but it’s all split up into 9 pieces. So I spliced it together and turned it into an MP3 (the video isn’t interesting anyway) so you can put it on your iPod.

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.