03 February 2008

Hitchens vs Boteach

As an atheist, I would of course be in Hitch's corner in any fight (not that I generally consider debates of the kind god exists / god doesn't exist able to bear any possible fruit aside of heartburn) on the subject of religion.

But in this specific case I was really flabbergasted. This fight should have ended few minutes after it started, with the referee stopping it for sheer mental knockout experienced by Mr Boteach. Watch an episode to see it all:


Generally, I wonder about the mere idea to put rabbi Boteach who is definitely not a reincarnation of B. Spinoza (I am being generous here) against one of the sharpest debaters this side of the century.

H/T Will.