A great article from Peter Hitchens, the brother of Christopher Hitchens, who wrote the recent tirade against religion, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
This is how Pastor Andy McQuitty describes the book, and his brother’s response to it…
“Spurred on by the atrocities of Islamic terrorism and the resulting wars around the world, Hitchens waxes eloquent about his theory that Islam is just the latest example of religion run amuck, that all religions are morally equivalent, and that if any religion has caused trouble in world history, all religion is to be condemned.”
“Christopher’s atheism is no surprise to me or anyone acquainted with his writings. What I didn’t know is that he has a brother (3 years younger) who is a believer. It’s almost as if Peter is Christopher’s alter ego: Christopher is left, Peter is right; Christopher is an atheist, Peter a Christian; Christopher is pro-war, Peter is anti-war. They even look alike. Put a beard on Peter and they look startlingly similar. And they have the same sharp wit.”
“I’m indebted for this information to a (friend) who sent me the following link to a news article in which Peter directly takes on his brother’s new book. I’m including the link for you all because, well, it’s just a great article. I love the way Peter shows his love and respect for his brother while answering his atheism in a straightforward way. Any of you who interact with “anti-theist” like Christopher will definitely WANT TO LOOK AT THIS.