Friday, May 11, 2007

"Is Christianity Good for the World" debate

Christianity Today is hosting a debate between authors Douglas Wilson and Christopher Hitchens on the question of whether Christianity is good for the world.

Part 1.

Part 2.

I'm always in favorof intelligent dialogue, especially considering Christian teachings are so relational; really, why not take the time to talk about this sort of stuff with people?
That being said, I was left a little underwhelmed by Wilson's response(Hitchins, the atheist, makes the first remarks) in Part 1. As the arguements made by Hitchins are apparently typical of such a discussion, I felt that Wilson's return was lacking, seemingly unfair and dismissive.
In Part 2, however, I felt that Wilson's point is better made.
To really get to the good stuff in these articles though, check out the comments. That is where the real dialogue is happening.
Read, consider, ask questions, reason--therein we find the ability to grow through this sort of dialogue. When questions are not put off or ignored, when you have to answer them, well, you have to figure out your answer.

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