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We'd be better off without religion [videorecording] : a debate
Hamilton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2009
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  BL51 .W375 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Religion
Religious disputations
Physical Description 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD-R
Title from menu screen
Originally produced in 2007
Performer/Participant Mediator, Joan Bakewell ; panelists, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, A. C. Grayling, Julia Neuberger, Roger Scruton, Nigel Spivey
Summary It has been called a gateway to eternal salvation and an incitement to holy war. It has unified peoples yet divided nations. Religion: would society be better off without it? That is the question in this Oxford Union-style debate as panelists make their case. Speakers for the motion underscore that rampant interfaith and intra faith violence vastly outweighs any social benefits of religion and that key virtues of religion, such as inspiration and consolation, can readily be found in other aspects of life; those against suggest that religion is inescapable in that faith is an integral part of human nature and that religious moderates--the majority of the planet's faithful--cumulatively do great good in the world. Questions from the floor follow. The final vote? Marginally for
Language In English
Alternate Author Bakewell, Joan
Hitchens, Christopher
Dawkins, Richard, 1941-
Grayling, A. C
Neuberger, Julia

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