Matthew Chapman the UK journalist and descendent of Charles Darwin has participated in a debate with the motion being ‘The world would be better off without religion’. Chapman was partnered by philosopher A.C. Grayling for the argument in support of the motion, while Rabbi David Wolpe and Dinesh D’Souza argued against the motion. Elizabeth Weingarten described for a Slate article, the question put by Chapman in his opening statement, stating “Chapman said … is not whether religion does good in the world. “Of course it can and it has,” he conceded. “The question is: Can we come up with something better that does not depend on dangerous and childish faith and thousands of competing gods? Can we persuade people that it’s possible to live a good, peaceful and happy life guided only by human conscience and modern knowledge?”


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