IS RELIGION A FORCE FOR GOOD OR EVIL?
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
18 Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7PA
Dr Nigel Warburton, Philosophy Lecturer & Author
Hamza Andreas Tzortzis, International Public Speaker &
Researcher for the Hittin Institute
DEBATE: IS RELIGION A FORCE FOR GOOD OR EVIL?
THURSDAY 18TH JUNE 2009, 6:30PM
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Chaired by: Dr Mark Vernon Writer, Author & Broadcaster
According to a recent poll carried out by YouGov nearly half of the British public think that religion is harmful. However more than half also believe in God or “something”.
Many argue that belief in God is irrational and harmful to society, they also maintain that religion fuels hatred, bigotry and war. Critics on the other hand say that religion produces great good such as charities, dealing with bereavement and that is the only rational basis for morality.
So who is right? Are we better off without religion or should society have more of it?
To discuss this and other related issues join our distinguished panel.