Is Religion the Problem?
D’Souza has described atheism as “the opiate of the morally corrupt,” and Hitchens refers to Christianity as “a wicked cult.”
Drawing swords from opposite sides of the issue, the two will explore the cases for and against organized religion, its role in human history, and its importance to future generations.
Stars of their respective sides, Hitchens and D’Souza have been known to draw numbers usually only seen at sporting events. Two titans of the religious spectrum clash in public debate at the University of Notre Dame.
Named one of “America’s most influential conservative thinkers” by The New York Times, D’Souza has been outspoken in his defense of religion, both in print – notably with publication of his bestselling book, What’s So Great about Christianity? – and in debates against non-believers around the globe.