A Breakthrough in the Brothers Hitchens' Great Religion Debate?
Peter reports on "a conversation with my left-wing atheist brother Christopher, sponsored by a fine body of men and women called the Pew Forum" — Rather interesting, but they all missed it:
- What struck me most forcefully about the occasion were some words my brother said. Those of you who have followed the great religion debate will know that he has many times issued a challenge. ‘Can you name any moral action or ethical statement that could be made or performed by a believer but could not be made or performed by an unbeliever?’
He has maintained that it could not be answered.
During this Washington conversation, he answered it. And all those distinguished scribblers and broadcasters, in their accounts of the event, completely missed it.