Monday, June 18, 2007

God Bless You

Bob McAlister posts Charleston Post and Courier editorial writer Frank Wooten's column on tolerance (or lack thereof) of Christians, in the wake of Christopher Hitchen's book, "God is not great." My favorite quote from the piece:

>>Yet when Rosie O’Donnell proclaimed on ABC’s “The View,” one day after the fifth anniversary of 9/11, that “radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam,” she expressed a sentiment that’s gaining ground in our nation.
Young Americans seem particularly susceptible to that absurd “just as threatening” notion. They should ponder who is more threatening: 1) Christian fundamentalists who reject gay marriage and warn of an eternal inferno if you don’t get right with God, or 2) Muslim fanatics who spark earthly infernos with airliners and bombs?<<

For a thorough criticism of Hitchens' book, I recommend a series by Mark D. Roberts. He points out several factual errors and I think deals with the issue of Hitchens' militant atheism in a respectful manner.



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