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'the motion proposes that atheism is the new fundamentalism, i.e., atheism has replaced religion as the new faith of the secular age, exploring the notion that modern atheism is itself guilty of the very dogma and belief in its own infallibility which it scorns in the religious community.'
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against the motion:
'for the first time, this intelligence squared debate was live-streamed over the internet, allowing people to watch, and participate, from anywhere in the world. the online audience's vote is included below.'
initial vote: for 333, against 675, undecided 389
final vote: for 363, against 1070, undecided 85
final online vote: for 37, against 889, undecided 12