UPDATE: I am only about 30 minutes into it and Christopher Hitchens is doing his typical, I can tolk over anyone I like and use as much profanity as I like because I am a wit. He is not. Stephen Fry is, but he is too often a mere chuckle in the microphone.SO far, both espouse a love for things religious but not for religion. CH calls himself an “antitheist” and SF was once enamored with the Anglican Communion.
MORE: CH is so incredibly obnoxious finally a person in the crowd shouts “Let Stephen talk!” and everyone applauds. They are on to audience questions now (a lot of American bashing in the whole thing) and I realize that haven’t really said anything of substance. Like the best of British humor, a lot of wonderful word play and wit and very little content. A bit like eating a meringue…
I have not yet listened to it (I will while cleaning the dishes in a mo) but I am looking forward to it. Apparently Fry defends God!
Stephen Fry and the journalist Christopher Hitchens discusn freedom of speech, religious tolerance, multiculturalism and orthodoxy…
The speakers at the debate were the actor and writer Stephen Fry and the journalist Christopher Hitchens, and their frequently heated discussion covered issues of freedom of speech, religious tolerance, multiculturalism and orthodoxy. It was a fascinating, thought-provoking and – as you’d expect from two such consummate orators – extremely entertaining event, and as a warm-up to this year’s Hay Festival, the good people at Radio Hay, the festival’s online broadcaster, have kindly allowed us to offer you the chance to hear it for yourself
And Dvorak warns, course language!(Via Dvorak Uncensored.)