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May 23, 2007

An Anti-Theist’s Rant

To The Source's most recent column quotes from Christopher Hitchens:

I'm an anti-theist. It would be horrible if it were true that we were designed and then created and then continuously supervised throughout all our lives waking and sleeping and then continue to be supervised after our deaths -- if that were true, it would be horrible. I'm very glad there's absolutely no evidnece for it at all. It would be like living in a celestial North Korea. You can't defect from North Korea but at least you can die. With monotheism they won't let you die and get away from them. It's the wish to be a slave. Who wants that to be true? It's demanding the servile condition. I'll give you a hint of how much I don't like it. We don't need to go regularly to chant a liturgy or a mantra and be reinforced by a priest. We obviously absolutely don't need it.

When I read something like this, it reminds me of how utterly dark an unbeliever's mind can be. It perfectly illustrates what Paul wrote so long ago in 1 Corinthians:

Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? .... God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

I feel nothing but pity for Christopher Hitchens this morning. He "obviously absolutely" needs our prayers.

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James Willis

I agree with your assessment of Hitchens comments, but at least he is right about our position before God. We are absolutley His servants. However he makes the mistake of believeing he serves no one, but everyone serves someone, even if it is themselves. Who would you rather serve, a Holy, Just, Loving, and Perfect God or someone less than perfect?


Ah. God, the Great Grandfather in the Sky With a Stick...
After reading this, I find it ironic Hitchens so often accuses theists of wishful thinking. I've been enjoying the 'debate' between Hitchens and Douglas Wilson on christianitytoday.com.

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