David Silverman: Against
First, let me say that I do prefer the Oxford Union debates to those of the rival Cambridge Union. That having been said both channels are an extremely good listen and I have referenced them earlier.
That having been said the video that I am asking you to watch closely is one of 6 , 3 proposing and 3 against.
The Motion: This House Believes We cannot Thrive Without Religion.
To me I would ideally ask you to view all 6 of the videos regarding this lecture. In some you will find
- Good but misguided people
- People giving God (their God obviously) credit for the actions of 'their faithful'
- A sea of non sequitur (does not follow) arguments
- Good humour
- Above all, people talking with faith and conviction; trying to persuade by force of their aimable character.
But enough about the Proposers :-)
I would posit that the proposers pale into total and utter insignificance when you view and listen to the views of the esteemed David Silverman.
I think he made his defense well, but please watch and listen most carefully to the video and you the reader be the judge.