Excellent video, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris discuss a supernatural matter, afterlife with Rabbi David Wolpe and Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson in the panel held in Whizin Center for Continuing Education.

Comment by Morgan Matthew on March 4, 2011 at 6:25pm
Very good video. Featured!
Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on March 4, 2011 at 9:22pm

The comment by Harris that the Afterlife is a substitute for not making the effort to achieve the wisdom to realise that we are here once and death is most likely the end of it is worth consideration.

When pressed on what they preach, Theists are continually giving new interpretations of heaven and the afterlife. If there is some continuity of consciousness (I don’t think so) it is not a concept for theists to take ownership of. Why believers with the promise of an infinite afterlife in paradise even need to consider it on a philosophical level proves to me that they don’t “really” believe it.

Anyway thanks for posting – it is good to see Hitch on form. I have tried to find errors in what he says but very seldom am I able to disagree with him.

RE the Munk debates you might like to read this:

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2011/02/hitchens-201102

Comment by Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) on March 17, 2011 at 3:48pm

I definitely understand those who don't think very highly of this debate; I, for one, found it entertaining an actually quite enjoyable.

 

However, I will say this: you have to admit that this debate with these rabbis is much more intellectual and enjoyable - and much less frustrating - than debates with pretty much any xian I have ever seen. Maybe it's because Judaism has had a couple thousand extra years that the xians didn't, but I find most rabbis in debates are much more measured, intelligent, and thoughtful than any debate - ever - with xians that I've seen.

 

Think of it this way - could you ever picture Ray Comfort and his lapdog Kirk Cameron being able to hold their own with the panel and discussion in this debate?

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