A few months ago Prestonwood Christian Academy held a debate between Christopher Hitchens and their darling poster child for Creationism, Dr. Dembski. They captured the debate on video, which they soon refused to air on their website. Why? Hitchens, in good form, creamed Dr. Dembski. Apparently some people have been able to grab the video before Prestonwood decided not to share the defeat of Dr. Demski with the online world and have posted it on youtube.
The ironic part is that for the first 9 minutes of the presentation, some teenage brainwashed kid and a male presenter talk about how necessary it is to engage atheists in debate and understand their viewpoints because it makes them better Christians, etc. But when the atheist wins the debate, they must find a tidy bible passage to justify hiding that information from their community and others who wish to hear what both Hitchens and Dembski had to say. Please comment below if you notice my video link to the debate isn’t working, as Prestonwood has been after youtube posters to take down the content.
You can get a better idea of the whole posting war debacle on Richard Dawkin’s webblog.
Nov 23rd, 2010: Hitchens debates Dembski: If you don’t want to hear the brainwashing crap at the beginning, skip to the debate at 9:10.
Continue to watch following the debate thread on youtube.