A few years ago, in my hometown of Toronto, a debate took place between Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair about whether or not religion was a force for good in the world. It promised to be a rousing clash, between one of the English-speaking world’s most entertaining pundits and one of its most charming statesmen.

Instead, it reminded me of a headline that once ran in The Onion: “Drunken Man Makes Interesting Point About Society.”

The pair came off, for all intents and purposes, as passionately opinionated amateurs on the subject at hand. [Read more]

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