Religion and Politics: The End of the World?

debate.jpgThere aren’t a lot of things that can get me over to the west side of town near UCL A mid week. An event at the Hammer. The mere suggestion of Native Foods. You get the idea. Well tonight there is debate between Sam Harris and Chris Hedges, moderated by Robert Scheer that didn’t take more than a few seconds for me to confirm my attendance. If those names don’t rings bells for you let me just tell you that Sam Harris is “America’s premier atheist and a prominent critic of religious influence in all its forms” and Chris Hedges is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, and author of “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America.” The fancy pants tickets are already sold out but there are still $15 balcony tickets available but I’m guessing they won’t be for long. If you are interested in this, don’t wait to buy tickets at the door. Thanks to Micki for the heads up!