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A Last Word On Hitchens [Jun. 19th, 2011|12:22 pm]
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I spent much of yesterday on Hitchens' website. I think he's doing important work. Someone needs to be knocking religion- and he's good at it. But only up to a point. The debate never gets much more sophisticated than "So where did Cain's wife come from, eh?"  He's a clever person of limited culture- with a layman's understanding of Victorian science- butting against positions that became untenable a hundred and fifty years ago. It's a weary old war and I withdrew from it a while ago, but I'm glad there are still people out there in the field, bashing away.
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[User Picture]From: oakmouse
2011-06-19 06:34 pm (UTC)

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Good points, all.

Also, of course secularism has nothing to pat itself on the back about when compared to religion. When rationalist atheists are in charge, they're every bit as bad as the worst religious fanatics. What about the millions of people tortured, enslaved, and murdered during the Terror, during the reigns of Lenin and Stalin and Mao, during Pol Pot's time in power? All of those were secular, rationalist atheist regimes.