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Andrew Bernstein on Religion vs. Morality

Here’s a video of Andrew Bernstein delivering his speech “Religion vs. Morality” at The Objective Standard’s mini-conference in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Bernstein will be debating Christian conservative Dinesh D’Souza on the subject of “Christianity: Good or Bad for Mankind?” on February 8 in Austin, TX. Be sure to purchase auditorium tickets in advance, as the event is expected to sell out. If you can’t make it to Austin for the event, you can watch it via Livestream for $5.00.

Enjoy the video, and tell your friends about the coming debate, which is guaranteed to set a new standard on the subject.

Posted in: Ethics, Religion

Comments are welcome so long as they are civil.
  • David Blankenau

    Thank you SO much for this! I hope you will eventually post the debate as well, along with the Q&A’s for both of them.

  • Anonymous

    Fresh air!

    While I admire many of the New Atheists for picking a fight with religion, the fact of their philosophic bankruptcy means that they can’t finish the fight; Objectivism can and must do it.

    Bernstein should do much much better against the pious than do the New Atheists.

  • Dale Netherton

    An excellent presentation.

  • Anonymous

    Very true. I’d like to see the book form though: “The Reason Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Religion” by _______________.

    I’ll be interested to see how he handles one of the problems people have with debating the pious: they can generate a huge amount of nonsense-prattle per minute — much more than anyone can debunk if done one item at a time. Maybe he’ll just forget about debunking D’Souza and focus on getting an Objectivist message out. I would understand that approach, but I think what’s really needed here is to demolish D’Souza’s claims — I think he needs to be destructive in this context.

  • Het Vrije Volk .com

    I hope a video of this debate will be made available. I live in Europe, and watching the live stream means staying up very late.