Liberal commentator Christopher Hitchens has written an attack book called god is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything And since there has been no outrage for its hate speech against Christians – the real target of the book – let’s look at the book as if it questioned liberals or pseudo-intellectual poseurs like Hitchens or his prophet Al Gore.
So how about a book called gays are not Great: How Homosexuality Poisons Everything
Hmmmm. How would that book be received in the parlors of San Francisco?
First, the book is improperly titled. god is not Great obviously refers to a pagan ‘god’ since the God that Christians worship is capitalized. So perhaps Hitchens is mistakenly impugning paganism?
If not, then by including ‘god’ in the title of the book, he obviously is remarking God’s presence and strength everywhere. Even a devout atheist cannot stop thinking about, well… God!
Here are excerpts from the opening pages of the book with substitutions and comments:
Book says: There are four irreducible objections to religious faith: that it wholly misrepresents the origins of man and the cosmos, that because of this original error it manages to combine the maximum of servility with the maximum of solipsism, that it is both the result and the cause of dangerous sexual repression, and that it is ultimately grounded on wish-thinking.
Imagine the red-faced rage all over Manhattan if it said: There are four irreducible objections to homosexuality: that it wholly misrepresents the origins of man and the cosmos, that because of this original error it manages to combine the maximum of servility with the maximum of solipsism, that it is both the result and the cause of dangerous sexual obsession, and that it is ultimately grounded on fantasy-thinking.
Book says of Hitchens’ atheist tendencies: We do not rely solely upon science and reason, because these are necessary rather than sufficient factors, but we distrust anything that contradicts science or outrages reason. We may differ on many things, but what we respect is free inquiry, openmindedness, and the pursuit of ideas for their own sake.
Which makes you wonder: So then why do you and your left-wing friends, Mr. Hitchens, slavishly kneel to the god of ‘global warming’ when it is easily disproven? Come on, Hitch, where’s your openmindedness that GW is a huge hoax?!
Hitchens’ book says: We are not immune to the lure of wonder and mystery and awe: we have music and art and literature, and find that the serious ethical dilemmas are better handled by Shakespeare and Tolstoy and Schiller and Dostoyevsky and George Eliot than in the mythical morality tales of the holy books.
Which makes you think: Did these great writers all come out of communist, atheist societies as Hitch is oh-so-slyly suggesting, or out of Christian-based societies in Europe? The answer is obvious.
Hitchens’ book says: And we know for a fact that the corollary holds true—that religion has caused innumerable people not just to conduct themselves no better than others, but to award themselves permission to behave in ways that would make a brothel-keeper or an ethnic cleanser raise an eyebrow.
Imagine if it said: And we know for a fact that the corollary holds true—that illegal immigration has caused innumerable people not just to conduct themselves no better than others, but to award themselves permission to behave in ways that would make a brothel-keeper or an ethnic cleanser raise an eyebrow.
Hitchens writes: There is no need for us to gather every day, or every seven days, or on any high and auspicious day, to proclaim our rectitude or to grovel and wallow in our unworthiness. We atheists do not require any priests, or any hierarchy above them, to police our doctrine.
So then: Why do liberals venerate Martin Luther King’s birthday like a high holy day? Why do they partake of Earth Day as if it is a religious ritual? Why do increasing number of your adult atheist friends celebrate a child’s festival like Halloween each October, Mr. Hitch? You are quite religious, sir.
Hitchens writes: Religion spoke its last intelligible or noble or inspiring words a long time ago: either that or it mutated into an admirable but nebulous humanism, as did, say, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a brave Lutheran pastor hanged by the Nazis for his refusal to collude with them.
So you wonder: Wasn’t mass murderer Hitler an atheist/occultist who persecuted Christians? Yeah, seems I remember that. They also had a lot of homosexuality in Hitler’s upper ranks if I’ve got my history right. Did Hitch ever notice those facts?
Ol’ Hitch writes: Religion is man-made. Even the men who made it cannot agree on what their prophets or redeemers or gurus actually said or did. Still less can they hope to tell us the “meaning” of later discoveries and developments which were, when they began, either obstructed by their religions or denounced by them. And yet—the believers still claim to know! Not just to know, but to know everything.
Question: Is ‘global warming’ man made? Nobody seems to agree on that, but your ‘prophet’ Al Gore is saying that there is no question. In fact Gore seems “not just to know, but to know everything”. Yes, he is the messiah of ‘global warming’… er, uh, ‘climate change’… well, um… ‘climate chaos’… or whatever. Just call it Armageddon. It’s sounds better in our enviro Dialing for Dollars phone pitch.
Hitch pontificates: Religious faith is, precisely because we are still-evolving creatures, ineradicable. It will never die out, or at least not until we get over our fear of death, and of the dark, and of the unknown, and of each other.
Which makes you think: What single trait could be called the mark of a genuine atheist liberal? Answer: An unyielding, mesmerizing, unquenchable and all-consuming fear of death for lack of any comforting spirituality or concept of eternal life. And that is something you could write a whole book about.
Hey Hitch, wasn’t it conservative Christian William Wilberforce who ended the slave trade in England? Didn’t conservative Christians initiate the end of slavery in America, which was brought here by your high-tax Euro British socialist friends?
Did those Christians poison everything?
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