Have you heard about the debate between best-selling author and Antitheist** Christopher Hitchens and reformed author and thinker Douglas Wilson? If you’re unfamiliar with the story, here is the synopsis. Douglas Wilson and Christopher Hitchens engaged in an impassioned debate on the question “Is Christianity Good for the World?” which was hosted by ChristianityToday.com. This online debate was converted to a book, and for the book tour, the two authors traveled the country over the course of 3 days debating the question in various bastions of liberal thought and Christian thought including The Columbia Atheists and Agnostics group and Westminster Theological Seminary.
The debates were filmed and made into a documentary called Collision that we are pleased offer here at FamilyChristianMovies.com.I must say that Collision is much less “one sided” than most of the films typically sold at a site for Christian films.This documentary, which was masterfully created by Darren Doane follows these men around the country as they debate, discuss and develop a cordial relationship that may even be called friendship over the course of these days. Over the course of the film, both sides are presented in an even-handed way such that proponents of both authors’ views could watch the film and say “Yea” with raised fist.
Collision is in very truth a Collision of two lives, as demonstrated by personal interviews; intimate glimpses into the subjects’ personal lives, and video footage of the two interacting before and after the public debates. These two men not only disagree with one another, but truly believe that the others’ view is harmful and must be countered. It makes for an engaging documentary that is both faith-challenging and faith-building for believers.
“Basically a debate like this is more a collision of lives, than it is an exchange of mere views”
**”I’m not even an atheist so much as I am an antitheist; I not only maintain that all religions are versions of the same untruth, but I hold that the influence of churches, and the effect of religious belief, is positively harmful.” –Christopher Hitchens quote at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antitheism