Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Faith No More: What Athiest learned from debating religious people around the world

Famous athiest, Christopher Hitchens speaks openly and somewhat honestly about what he is learning from his ongoing debates with Christian thinkers. Here's a sample quote:

Wilson (Pastor Douglas Wilson, who is a senior fellow at New St. Andrew's College) isn't one of those evasive Christians who mumble apologetically about how some of the Bible stories are really just "metaphors." He is willing to maintain very staunchly that Jesus of Nazareth was the Christ and that his sacrifice redeems our state of sin, which in turn is the outcome of our rebellion against God. He doesn't waffle when asked why God allows so much evil and suffering—of course he "allows" it since it is the inescapable state of rebellious sinners. I much prefer this sincerity to the vague and Python-esque witterings of the interfaith and ecumenical groups who barely respect their own traditions and who look upon faith as just another word for community organizing.

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