The Case for Atheism

I am finally finished Christopher Hitchens’ God is Not Great.  Hitchens concludes his book with a couple of chapters in defence of atheism.  He anticipates religious responses such as the evil of secular or atheist […]

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Christopher Hitchens on Abortion

“As a materialist, I think it has been demonstrated that an embryo is a separate body and entity, and not merely (as some really did used to argue) a growth on or in the female […]

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Child Abuse and Other Errors

Apologetics and Theology

While western religions are normally the target of the harshest criticism, Christopher Hitchens shows he is an equal opportunity critic with his chapter “There is No ‘Eastern” Solution.”  As stated before, I am in no […]

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Does Religion Make People Behave Better?

Christopher Hitchens asks the question: “Does Religion Make People Behave Better?”  I would agree with Hitchens with regard to a negative answer.  In fact I would say that religion does not make people do anything. […]

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Sometimes That’s the Way It Is

The chapters in Christopher Hitchens’ God is Not Great are not getting ver substantive and so I will deal with a number at the same time.  These four chapters, “The Koran is Borrowed,” “Tawdriness of the […]

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Something Old, Something New

In the next two chapters, Christopher Hitchens takes aim at the Old and New Testaments.  I was a little surprised at his chapter “Revelation: The Nightmare of the ‘Old’ Testament” as he did not focus […]

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A Poorly Designed Chapter

In his chapter “Arguments From Design” Christopher Hitchens attacks the concept of intelligent design.  This was a frustrating chapter in a number of ways.  One reason is that Hitchens got off topic quite often.  He […]

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Metaphysical Claims of Religion

In Hitchens’ chapter “The Metaphysical Claims of Religion Are False,” he does not really try to prove anything.  It is just another chapter of Hitchens taking cheap shots at anything religious.  It is all based […]

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Health, Sex and the End of the World

In Hitchens’ chapter “A Note on Health, to Which Religion Can Be Hazardous,” he continues his tirade against religion.  This chapter is really just more of the same.  Hitchens’ goal is not to offer a […]

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Hamming It Up

In Hitchens’ chapter “A Short Digression on the Pig,” he attempts to discuss why heaven hates ham.  What was the point of this chapter?  Simply to poke fun at religion.  Since Judaism and Islam share […]

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People Kill

Apologetics and Theology

I have just finished reading the chapter “Religion Kills.”  It was a very frustrating chapter to read.  Hitchens’ argument is that religion seems to lead to greater violence.  His evidence is that numerous groups that […]

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Putting It Strangely

I have started reading Christopher Hitchen’s God is Not Great.  Since I am reading it any way, I thought I would post short reflections on each of the chapters. Today I am going to respond […]

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