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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hitchens Understood

They tell us Peter Hitchens is an atheist. 
Clearly, he isn't.

PETER HITCHENS: The most dangerous idea in human history and philosophy remains the belief that Jesus Christ was the son of God and rose from the dead and that is the most dangerous idea you will ever encounter.

DAN SAVAGE: I’d have to agree with that.

TONY JONES: Just quickly, because I think you can't really leave it there, why dangerous?

PETER HITCHENS: I can't really leave it there? Because it alters the whole of human behaviour and all our responsibilities. It turns the universe from a meaningless chaos into a designed place in which there is justice and there is hope and, therefore, we all have a duty to discover the nature of that justice and work towards that hope. It alters us all. If we reject It, it alters us all was well. It is incredibly dangerous. It's why so many people turn against it. 


Flambeaux said...

Not sure where you heard Peter Hitchens is an atheist. His late brother Christopher was an atheist, but Peter hasn't been an atheist in a very long time.

He's an Anglican with strong attachment to the 1662 BCP.

Steve Kellmeyer said...

Thanks for the heads up!
I struck out the offending statement.

Flambeaux said...

You're welcome, Steve.