Famed atheist Hitchens to debate at Christian school in Plano

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Aaron Blumer's picture

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Thanks for the link, Jeff.
From the article...

Hitchens wrote:
“I don’t like the idea of a father who never goes away … a king who cannot be deposed … a judge who does not allow a lawyer, jury or appeal,” he said.

Very honest. He doesn't like it.

Seems to me that a lot of these atheists suffer from a severe lack of imagination. They cannot seem to imagine a being who is profoundly unlike a man. So they keep getting in a huff about God's absolute authority, His unconditional demand for worship, etc. You only need a "lawyer, jury or appeal," where you have a finite, less-than-righteous judge.
So they are consistently straw-manning Christianity by failing (choosing not?) to grasp the concept of being Who is infallible.

Jeff Brown's picture

Aaron,

From the initial, partial reports this was Hitchens's strongest argument. So much for becoming an athiest in the basis of science or logic.

I also think there are often personal relationship issues which are at play in men who develop into outspoken athiests. I doubt seriously there is any outspoken athiest who had a loving, affirming relationship with his father.

Like Dembski, but in our smaller circles we need to be engaging people like Hitchens - and those not as advanced in athiesm as he - with the salvation offer of our loving Savior.

The recording of the full debate can be found online starting Monday here http://www.pcawebcast.com/2010debate/

Jeff Brown