Every now and then, while stumbling across the intertubes, I stumble across some appallingly badly designed website that purports to prove the existence of God. The 'proof' consists of a series of logical fallacies posed as questions to which the site will only accept one answer – essentially forcing you to accept their premise at every step.

It turns out that there is a radio station in the US which also runs an audio version of this stunt. Todd Friel is the stuck-record presenter and his guest – brilliantly – is Christopher Hitchens.

It's quite a bizarre thing to listen to. Obviously, Hitchens refuses to simply follow the script and, instead, points out the sloppy thinking and outright inaccuracies of the host. Friel is completely unable to respond to any of the points and ends up looking like the thoughtless fool I presume him to be.

Listen for yourself: Part One and Part Two.

There's more. In this debate, Hitchens takes on five (including the moderator) theological idiots, in front of a Christian audience. And wins.

Some call it "biased audience", Hitchens calls it "target rich environment".

Both videos were found at Pharyngula, from which I also stole the final line of this post.

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Comment by Paul on April 11, 2009 at 4:42pm
I get it all the time.

I find that he's incredibly good at remaining focussed on the issue at hand and not getting side-tracked by the sheer stupidity of the people he is arguing with.
Comment by Richard Healy on April 11, 2009 at 4:26pm
Hitch envy.

You get that too.

I thought I was the only one.....

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