Hitchens on Hitchens

kinnon —  June 3, 2007 — Leave a comment

Peter unpacks his brother, Christopher in the Daily Mail.

Christopher is an atheist. I am a believer. He once said in public: “The real difference between Peter and myself is the belief in the supernatural.

“I’m a materialist and he attributes his presence here to a divine plan. I can’t stand anyone who believes in God, who invokes the divinity or who is a person of faith.”

I don’t feel the same way. I like atheists and enjoy their company, because they agree with me that religion is important.

I liked and enjoyed this book, and recommend it to anybody who is interested in the subject. Like everything Christopher writes, it is often elegant, frequently witty and never stupid or boring.

I also think it is wrong, mostly in the way that it blames faith for so many bad things and gives it no credit for any of the good it may have done.

If you find Hitchens interesting (either one, for that matter) read the entire Daily Mail article. (Following up on the debate between Christopher Hitchens and Doug Wilson, I mentioned yesterday.) HT: Dawn Eden

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