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September 22, 2008
At a lunch event in New York City, Christopher Hitchens and the Catholic theologian Lorenzo Albacete squared off over the Big Question: "Does science make belief in God obsolete?" The event was jointly sponsored by the Templeton Foundation and On Faith, the online religion forum of the Washington Post and Newsweek. The discussion was moderated by Jon Meacham, the editor of Newsweek, and Sally Quinn of the Washington Post. The event received widespread coverage, in publications ranging from Newsweek and the New York Daily News to Vanity Fair and National Review Online.