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September 11, 2012 2:29 pm

The Debate is On: Orthodox Rabbi vs. Ex-Hassid-Turned-Atheist

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Rabbi Moshe Averick (Orthodox Rabbi) vs. Mr. Shauli Grossman (Hassid-turned-atheist)

What is the most reasonable  explanation for the Origin of Life: An Intelligent Creator or an Unguided Naturalistic Process?

This is the question that will be debated on Sunday, September 23, 2012, at the Shaarei Torah Jewish Center, 327 E. 5th St, Brooklyn, New York, at 6:00pm sharp (doors open at 5:15pm). Admission is free.

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In my 4/1/12 column entitled “Dr. Phil, Shauli Grossman, Ex-Hassidim, and the True Path to Englightenment” I challenged Mr. Grossman to defend his new-chosen atheistic ideology in the intellectual arena. He promptly responded in the affirmative.

We have agreed on a very clear and defined protocol which will keep the debate focused on the one issue – Origin of Life – that is under discussion and prevent it from digressing into confusing and distracting  tangential points.

The debate is being sponsored by Brooklyn-based, B’Darchei Avoseinu (“in the footsteps of our fathers”), which is headed by Rabbi Yechiel Malik and Mr. Mutty Solomon. Hope to see all of you there.

Rabbi Moshe Averick is an orthodox rabbi, a regular columnist for the Algemeiner Journal, and author of Nonsense of a High Order: The Confused and Illusory World of the Atheist. It is available on and Kindle. Rabbi Averick can be reached via his website. If you wish to be informed when new articles appear, send an email to [email protected] with the email address and the word “Subscribe” in the subject line.

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