The Hitchens Zone

True Believers

Not everyone can be in agreement, here is sampling of what the faithful have to say about Christopher Hitchens.

Anti-Theist: Christianity is Bad for the World by Michelle A. Vu
-The Christian Post December 28, 2008
"In a recent debate against a Christian scholar and pastor, Christopher Hitchens argued against the idea that Christianity is accountable for the spreading of moral principles such as how it is wrong to murder and steal."

Answering Hitchens on Moral Superiority
-The Jewish Journal September 10, 2008
"By now, everyone knows the name Christopher Hitchens. That’s an impressive feat for a print journalist not named Woodward or Bernstein or at least Hersh. But Hitchens notoriety—and to the God-fearing it is notoriety—stems from his membership in the corps of New Atheists"

The Dangerous Atheism of Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris by Chris Hedges
-AlterNet March 22, 2008
"I flew to Los Angeles in May of 2007 to debate Sam Harris, the author of The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation, in UCLA's cavernous Royce Hall. I debated Christopher Hitchens, who wrote God is Not Great, two days later in San Francisco. "

God Only Knows - By James Bowman
-The American Spectator October 22, 2007
"The recent debate, sponsored by the Ethics and Public Policy Center, between Christopher Hitchens and Professor Alister McGrath on the existence of God was rather a disappointment to me. I thought that Mr. Hitchens clearly had the better of it, but only because Professor McGrath chose to fight on his opponent's ground."

In Defense of God  - by Gary Rosenblatt
-The JewishWeek News October 11, 2007
"God knows, God doesn't need my advice or help.  But the fact is the Almighty has been taking it on the chin (anthropomorphically speaking) of late, and maybe it's time to speak up."

Faithful Often Fail, Never Give Up -  Brian D. Mclaren
-On Faith September 30, 2007
"I think Christopher Hitchens is, sadly, too often right. History makes this clear, and many of us who are religious have experienced our share of religious irrationality, intolerance, bigotry, contempt, exclusion, violence (if not physical, then verbal insult), and so on - whether with members of our own religion or members of other religions, or even members of no religion."

The End of Faith? A Rosh Hashanah message - by Jim Levison
-Reformer.com September 19, 2007
"The religion-related group which has figured most prominently in the Book Review sections of our newspapers of late - has been ... not Jews, not Christians, not Muslims, but atheists."

Why Christopher Hitchens is Wrong About Billy Graham
- by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy
-TIME September 18, 2007
"Christopher Hitchens once devoted an entire book to portraying Mother Teresa as a phony, so perhaps Billy Graham got off easy when Hitchens described him, in a recent C-Span appearance, as "a self-conscious fraud," who didn't believe a word of what he preached, but was just in business for the money."

Phyllis Zagano: Atheist missing the boat on Mother Teresa
-Kansas City Star September 13, 2007
"Mother Teresa’s detractors are swarming again, led by atheist author Christopher Hitchens, whose dark diatribe against religion, God is Not Great, is especially critical of people who think God is, in fact, great."

Attack of the atheists: the Cheif Rabbi responds - Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks
-The Jewish Chronicle September 14, 2007
"Secular assaults on religion only make it harder for people to work together in tackling global crises, argues Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks"

Atheist Tracts: God, They're Predictable - by Henry Mansfield
-The Weekly Standard August 13, 2007
"As if we were back in eighteenth-century France, atheist tracts are abroad in our land, their flamboyant titles defiant. The God Delusion, God Is Not Great, Letter to a Christian Nation, Atheist Manifesto, Atheist Universe:"
 
Do Atheists Believe in God, Or Do They Hate Him? - Dinesh D'Souza
-AOL News August 09, 2007
"Even if God's existence could be proven, Niezsche writes in The Antichrist, we would still refuse to accept him. When I read atheists like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens."


Hitchens is a Bigot, Certainly Not Fascinating - Editorial by Casey Hoff
-The Capital Times Madison Wisconsin July 31, 2007
"The dictionary defines a bigot as "a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion." Christopher Hitchens' name ought to be permanently added to every dictionary as an example of bigotry, for his views about religious people fit bigotry's precise definition flawlessly."

Hitchens Is Not Great - by Alan Bisbort
-The Valley Advocate July 19, 2007
"Christopher Hitchens, the bilious Brit, has bagged a bestseller. Give Chris a big hand and a mug o' Guinness. Good show, old sport! His latest vowel movement is called God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. "

Beethoven Answers Hitchens - by Micheal Medved
-Town Hall July 13, 2007
"If you’re challenged, disturbed or, by any chance, persuaded by the anti-religious diatribes of Christopher Hitchens, then consider turning to Ludwig van Beethoven for the best available answer."

What Athiests Can't Answer - by Michael Gerson
-The Washington Post July 13, 2007
"British author G.K. Chesterton argued that every act of blasphemy is a kind of tribute to God, because it is based on belief. "If anyone doubts this," he wrote, "let him sit down seriously and try to think blasphemous thoughts about Thor."