A little dinner theater for you provided out of obligation since I teased this in headlines on Monday night. You’ll find the entire debate online here. I haven’t watched yet but I’m told that the opening statements delivered in the first three clips are especially can’t-miss. What follows below is a snippet posted by another user that’ll give you a feel for the dynamic. There’s a lot more give and take than I expected.
Via Weasel Zippers, you’ll be pleased to know that the attendees at the Atheist Alliance International conference (the one that hosted Hitch and Hirsi Ali) have selected an official symbol for “freethought.” Feast your eyes. It looks like one of the runes on Led Zep IV reimagined as a hood ornament. And with that, the movement, such as it is, has formally jumped the shark.