Tuesday, May 8

Put Up Your Dukes

Douglas Wilson’s new book from American Vision, Letter from a Christian Citizen is a very abbreviated but iron-clad argument for Biblical Theism. It may well prove to be classic of modern apologetics. It is also laugh-out-loud funny.

The new book by Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, is not nearly as iron-clad though no less provocative. What he lacks in logic he more than makes up for in rhetoric. And he offers up more than a few hoots, guffaws, cackles, and snorts of his own.

So, what do you get when you throw these two fellows into the same cyber-room with a matching set of keyboards? Well, the always adventurous editors at Christianity Today decided to find out. Throughout the month of May, Wilson and Hitchens will trade barbs--and pokes and jabs and yelps--in an online debate. The first installment debuts today at the Christianity Today website.

Brace yourself. This could be an even better matchup than De LaHoya v. Merriweather. It is certainly going to be more edifying and entertaining than Obama v. Hillary.

1 comment:

Nate said...

Thanks for the tip, George. Thanks to you, I was able to secure ringside seats for this one. I'm not really an impartial judge, since I'm firmly in Wilson's corner, but it seemed to me that Hitchens didn't land a single solid blow in Round One. Wilson blocked and counterpunched effectively, and seemed content with that. Is that Wilson's strategy? Wear the loudmouth out?