|Would The World Be Better Off Without Religion?|
|Written by MyMelody|
|Monday, 28 November 2011 19:30|
"The World Would Be Better Off Without Religion" is the latest 'Intelligence Squared' debate. In this riveting Oxford-style debate held last week at New York University, four accomplished thinkers on religion and philosophy, A.C. Grayling (philosopher and professor), Matthew Chapman (journalist, screenwriter and director), Rabbi David Wolpe (the rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles) and Dinesh D'Souza (president of The King's College and author) debate the motion.
The audience at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts voted 52 percent in favor of the motion and 26 percent against, with 22 percent undecided. Afterward, 59 percent of the audience agreed the world would be better off without religion, while 31 percent disagreed — making the side arguing for the motion the winners of the debate. Ten percent of the audience remained undecided.
To view the debate in its entirety, visit FORA.tv. For a quick sample, view the video below.
|Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2011 20:21|