by Dr. D ~ February 11th, 2013
Does religion have a place in the 21th Century? Here’s a debate that explored the motion that it doesn’t. However, religion seems to have won the day and a reprieve in this friendly confrontation.
Famous atheist Professor Richard Dawkins usually runs into difficulty when he debates someone who is well qualified and versed in all aspects of religion and Christianity in particular. Dr. Rowan Williams who is now Master of Cambridge University’s Magdalene College shows that he is more than up for the task.
From the Christian Post:
The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, defeated prominent atheist professor, Richard Dawkins, in a debate at the University of Cambridge in England on Thursday night, as a vote taken at the conclusion of the debate ruled that religion does have a place in the 21st century.
The debate motion that "religion has no place in the 21st Century" was well-defeated at the event held in front of an audience of about 800 people, mostly students, at the Cambridge Union Society’s chambers, according to the U.K.’s Independent newspaper.
Dawkins lost the debate by 324 votes to 136, as he failed to convince the house that religion has no place.
Below is a video of the debate: