Truthdig Debate: Religion, Politics and the End of the World
Category: News & Current Affairs
Regions: North America
Topics: Current Affairs / News, Religion / Spirituality, War / Violent Conflict
Journalist and author Robert Scheer moderates a Truthdig debate between former Mid-East Bureau Chief for the NY Times, journalist and author Chris Hedges and Sam Harris, author of "The End of Faith" and "Letter to a Christian Nation."
At a time of virulent religious fanaticism extending from Afghanistan to Washington D.C., Truthdig presents two of the most courageous writers confronting this descent into modern irrationality. Harris, a nonbeliever and Hedges, a believer - one who sees religion as a scourge and one who argues that "the loss of the spiritual has plunged our society into violence and extremism." Both have written passionately and profoundly about this subject and share their thoughts in this fascinating debate on Religion, Politics and The End of the World. Filmed on May 22, 2007 at Royce Hall, UCLA.