Religion and Politics: The End of the World?A Truthdig debate between Sam Harris and Chris Hedges Description
At a time of virulent religious fanaticism extending from Afghanistan to Washington, D.C., Truthdig presents two of the most courageous writers confronting this descent into modern irrationality. A nonbeliever and a believer — one who sees religion as a scourge and one who argues that the loss of the spiritual has plunged our society into violence and extremism — they have both written passionately and profoundly about this subject and will share their thoughts in what promises to be a fascinating evening of debate and dialogue.
Note: The audio recordings have not been edited. For a slightly condensed version of the debate, check out the video below.
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Sound by Mansoor Sabbagh / Global Voices for Justice
Videography by Sherwin Maglanoc / LA36
ACLU Addicted to War Alternet Bruin Alliance of Skeptics & Secularists, a UCLA student group CODEPINK Global Voices for Justice Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace The Nation Institute Palisadians for Peace UCLA Performing ArtsPeople Sam Harris Chris Hedges Robert Scheer