Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013: Lawrence Krauss & Peter Rollins - New Religions vs. New Atheism

Have the new atheists won the battle of ideas by proving that religion isn't true? Scientists and philosophers such as Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens and Lawrence Krauss have brought a new fire to debates on religion and belief by using the tools of logic and scientific method to dismantle the 'God Hypothesis.' But the response of 'new religion' is that theology cannot necessarily be understood by evidence or facts. As with the belief in equality or the belief that torture is wrong, defending religious belief in this misses the point. According to Peter Rollins, "faith is not placed into danger by being exposed as counter-factual," and to try and defend it in this way is to undermine its very nature. Can these contemporary views of religion open a new front in the atheism vs. religion battle? Or are they just a strategy to co-opt the middle ground for the religious? Join new atheism's most entertaining exponent Lawrence Krauss and postmodern religious firebrand Peter Rollins for a challenging debate.Chair: Simon Longstaff is Executive Director of St James Ethics Centre, and is co-curator of Festival of Dangerous Ideas.Lawrence M. Krauss is a renowned cosmologist and science communicator, and is the author of recent bestseller A Universe From Nothing.Peter Rollins is a leading figure of the postmodern Christianity movement and author of books such as How (Not) to Speak of God and Insurrection. and find more videos from Ideas at the House: a new talk every week on our podcast:Audio - - - -

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Matt Peirano

Great vid, sir. There's also a fallout 3 sugar bombs poster in the same level on a wall behind a breakable box. Also, since I saw you did a Madagascar Easter egg in the scene where the lemurs are in the plane and king julien has that skeleton arm, the hand makes the west side gesture like Ali G(Sascha Baron Cohen) who voices king julien.

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Jason Steelflex

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Don't be mad at me butttt are that Muslim or not??? Sorry if you are a bit wierd with my question