Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Debate videos



One of a series of videos in which I debate Andreas Hamza Tzortzis over an hour or two on "Islam or Atheism" at De Montford University. They were a very good-natured and friendly crowd and made me feel very welcome, even though (obviously) not many were atheists. You need to turn it up to hear their questions. Click through for other installments.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

How on earth did you sit through that evening.

That guy has obviously read a lot and understood nothing.

SL

Paul P. Mealing said...

This is good to see, Stephen - should be more of it.

This is what philosophy is about, in my view: challenging people, without denigrating them, so that they are forced to think more deeply about what they believe.

Regards, Paul.

zak said...

Enjoyed the debate , we should have more of it. It helped me to consolidate my faith in Islam .Thank you.

zak said...

Enjoyed the debate , we should have more of it. It helped me to consolidate my faith in Islam .Thank you.

Steve Wade said...

I enjoyed the debate. I cannot for the life of me imagine how someone could watch it and have their faith in Islam "consolidated". Perhaps Zak means "unshaken". Some people do have unshakeable faith. Its not something to be proud of.

Trent said...

You really have to wonder about the response to the question, "Why would you create creatures that needed to tear each other limb from limb?"

"You tell me."

It seems that religious folk cannot address these types of questions without resorting to, "I have no idea, but God is real anyway" type of answers.

Bullet-proof faith. 'Tis a scary proposition.

Zach said...

Did you not give a 10 minute rebuttal, Dr. Law? In the video, Hamza is the only one who gave one.