Quote# 63399(Review of "God is Not Great" by Christopher Hitchens)
Why aren't atheists horrified by the anger and hatred you find in this book? Do they all just not notice it because they are that way themselves?
Christians give more to charity, help others more, commit adultery less, cheat on their taxes less, and, in thousands of other studies, (go ahead and look it up) prove that Christianity has made a difference in their lives. (see books "Makers and Takers" and "Who Cares More"). Surely they make good citizens? Not to Hitchens, lost as he is in spite and hatred for God.
This is not surprising. If there is no God, then life is pointless and happiness momentary. There isn't any right or wrong. Was it wrong for the Aztecs to rip out the still beating heart of a captive? Was it wrong for the cadres of Pol Pot to murder everyone over the age of twenty? Why?
And Hitchens simply ignores the consequences of atheism. There can only be an ultimate right and wrong in this world if there is a God, as Nietzsche so acidly pointed out. Everything else is merely your opinion and experience versus mine. Where do unalienable rights come from without a Creator? Aren't they just the currently agreed upon myths soon to be changed by the next culture? Without God there is no ultimate truth and no purpose to life. Cultures will rise and fall and men will live and die, and it will all be sound and fury and as utterly pointless as whether or not it's windy today.
God found Abraham in a desert land, in a place of horror, in the howling wilderness. And this is Hitches' real problem: that howling wilderness is life without God.
PS. To find God you need to repent first.
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[6/24/2009 6:24:02 PM]
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