A Final Word from Christopher Hitchens (Audio Podcast)

September 8, 2013 in Education, History, Podcasts, Religion by Justin Beach

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Christopher Hitchens passed away almost two years ago now, but apparently TV Ontario has been sitting on some audio. It is from a lecture titled the Three New Commandments which was recorded at the Royal Ontario Museum back in 2009. In it, Hitchens looks at some of the many contradictions in the 10 commandments story but beyond that he looks at history, psychology and a bit of archeology to take the tale apart. He also looks at the morals and ethics of atheists vs those of religious people. Much of this is old hat, at least if you are an atheist or agnostic but Hitchens was a brilliant man and a brilliant speaker and the lecture is well worth a listen.

Download the MP3 here and if your brain needs an occasional workout, you could do worse things that subscribe to Big Ideas.

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