Is God Great? Christopher Hitchens vs John Lennox Debate (2009)

Dandelion Salad

Larry Alex Taunton on Jun 20, 2017

The Transfiguration Lodovico Carracci 1594

Image via Wikipedia

Leading atheist and acclaimed journalist, Christopher Hitchens, goes head to head with Christian apologist and Oxford Professor, John Lennox in March 2009 at Birmingham, Alabama’s Samford University to debate the question “Is God Great?”

Hitchens, who made his opinion clear on this topic in 2007 with his book “God is not Great,” maintains not only that God fails to be great, but denies his existence entirely.

Professor Lennox, a convinced Christian and scientist, respectfully disagrees. This event features a unique blend of both planned remarks and fast-paced dialogue that tackles these issues in a refreshing and informative light. It is sure to offer insights to all.



on Aug 28, 2009


From the archives:

If God is God, Why do Bad Things Happen?

Daniel Buxhoeveden: Science and Religion

N. T. Wright: Did Jesus Really Rise From The Dead? (2007)

Christopher Hitchens and David Berlinski Debate on Atheism, God and Religion (2010)

6 thoughts on “Is God Great? Christopher Hitchens vs John Lennox Debate (2009)

  1. Pingback: Hitchens vs. Hitchens – Christopher and Peter Hitchens Debate (2008) « Dandelion Salad

  2. Pingback: Christopher Hitchens, Once Vidal’s Dauphin, Now Cosmic Stardust! by Sean Fenley « Dandelion Salad

  3. Pingback: Hedges on Hitchens + Christopher Hitchens and Chris Hedges Debate (2007) « Dandelion Salad

  4. Also –the mistake Hitchens makes in his book ”god is not great ; how religion poisons everything , is that he uses the word EVERYTHING .

    that is a mighty big word. i will meet Hitch half way that religion has been used by hard hearted spiritually blind people to poison many things. but everything ? cmon ! i am sure that st. francis did not poison anything , but went around doing good . what about those countless numbers of Sufi pacifists and Buddhists , and those in the middle of nowhere helping others as an expression of their faith .

    there are people of faith all over this world that are taking care of people that are totally destitute and abandoned by this present world . when Hitch put the word everything in the subtitle he just lost the debate.

  5. From Facebook, comment #1:

    “Religion convinced the world that there’s an invisible man in the sky who watches everything you do. And there’s 10 things he doesn’t want you to do or else you’ll go to a burning place with a lake of fire until the end of eternity. But he loves you! …And he needs money! He’s all powerful, but he can’t handle money!”

    — George Carlin

    • Facebook #1 — Considering the choice of who you just quoted it would behoove you to watch George Carlins last interview on why he gave up on ALL mankind and became a nihilist . as funny as george is. Sadly , the joke ends up on him .

      Jesus said for us to love our enemies , feed the poor and destitute , visit those in prison , judge not others , and a whole host of other things that christians have practiced thru centurys that has made this world a better place. Gandhi practiced Christ sermon on the mount and changed all of India . Martin Luther King did too. St Francis took care of the neediest of needy and preached peace with God and men . find me a better code of behavior then the sermon on the mount . until then it has been working for me for 37 years.

Comments are closed.