03MAR09: Hitchens v. D'Souza at Samford University in Birmingham, AL

The Samford Socratic Club is bringing Christopher Hitchens and Dinesh D'Souza together again for a debate at the Samford University in Birmingham, AL on March 3rd 2009.

Blair Scott, National Affiliate Director and Alabama State Director for American Atheists said, "I have worked with the Socratic Club in the past and they are enthusiastic about the exchange of ideas. Theological differences aside, they are an amazing group of students."

Is God Great? will pit these two authors and spokes-persons against each other in what is sure to be a lively debate. Doors will open to the public at 5:15 on the night of March 3, 2009, and the event will last until 8:00 with a book signing to follow. Books will be on sale in the lobby.

For more information about the debate and the authors:
Is God Great?

Tickets are $20 ($10 for Samford Students).
You can purchase tickets online.

Tags: 03MAR2009, Birmingham, AL, Christopher Hitchens, D'Souza, Hitchens, Samford University, event

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A friend of mine got this message on Facebook from the Socratic Club and the website has changed to reflect this.

There has been a change in the plans for the debate on March 3rd between Dinesh D'Souza and Christopher Hitchens - Dinesh D'Souza will no longer be participating due to unavoidable family circumstances (his mother in India is having a very important surgery on March 2nd).


Providentially (or, in the words of Christopher Hitchens: "It's almost providential.... almost.") Prof. John Lennox from Oxford University was planning to be in audience that evening! As such, we have asked Prof. Lennox if he would consider being a participant rather than a spectator and he has graciously agreed.

Thus, the event will still take place at the same time in the same location, but now Prof. Lennox will be debating Mr. Hitchens in what will be the first meeting between the two on this side of the pond. We hope that this is good news to all of you, but will are willing to refund any tickets purchased before now if you deem such necessary.


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