Monday, October 8, 2007

Christians & Slavery-Colson VS Hitchens

Charles Colson has dissected the journalist Christopher Hitchens on his faulty belief that Christians are responsible for the world's evils.

Here is an extract:

Christopher Hitchens's new book, God Is Not Great, is subtitled How Religion Poisons Everything. Everything ..I guess Hitchens means it. According to him, "religion makes people do wicked things they wouldn't ordinarily do . . . the licenses for genocide, slavery, racism, are all right there in the holy text."

By "holy text" he means the Bible, which raises a difficult question for people like Hitchens: If Christianity "licenses" slavery, then why was the abolition of slavery, both in antiquity and in modern times, driven by Christians? Read more by CLICKING here.

Personally I have never read a book by Christopher Hitchens, mainly because I sense a fake. He tries to hard to be another 'Hemingway' without the talent. Has anyone read his books?