A T H E I S T S P R O V E G O D

CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS PROVES GOD
- Book I -

(posted: March 2012)

* All scripture references are from the New King James Version (NKJV) of the Bible, unless otherwise noted.

    “God is in the details. He isn't in ours, unless his yokel creationist fans wish to take credit for his clumsiness, failure and incompetence.”
                                                                  Christopher Hitchens

  1. The late Christopher Hitchens (C.H.) was a man of many words. His 2007 best seller, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, made him famous. His status as one of the “Four Horsemen” of New Atheism 10 was further solidified by his numerous anti-Christian polemics appearing regularly in Vanity Fair. The New Statesman, etc ... . Mr. Hitchens was quite certain that God was not in his details. This article will demonstrate that not only was he wrong, he was wrong on an epic scale.

    In this article, September 20, 2010 is the date of record for Christopher Hitchens - a date provided by Mr. Hitchens and confirmed by God.

    “If you should read this in time, keep in mind that September 20 (2010) has already been designated ‘Everybody Pray for Hitchens Day.’ “ 5
                                                                                                        C.H.

  2. Biblical Year Pattern for September 20, 2010 / Hebrew Year 5771 (Psalms 10, 110, 71)
    1. Psalm 10:1-7, 11, 13 [Hitchens’ atheism and appetites]
           1. Why do You stand far off, O Lord? Why do You hide ...?
    1. “God is in the details. He isn’t in ours ...” 1
                                                                                 C.H.

         2. The wicked in his pride ...; let them be caught in the plots
               which they devised.

    [Poison begets poison. Both God and Mr. Hitchens used the poison metaphor to great effect. “Religion poisons everything”; Christopher Hitchens was “poisoned” three years later via chemotherapy as he himself described (see discussion Job 20).]

      3a. For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire; ....

    “He was a man of insatiable appetites ...” 12

    “Hitchens was a committed sensualist ...” 2

    “(Hitchens was) a compulsively social hedonist.” 9

        b. ... he renounces the Lord.

    “Hitchens began by noting that after the publication of his book God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, he asked his publishers to send him on a different kind of promotional tour, one that would guarantee discussion with people of faith.” 13

    “He had been impressed by the willingness of evangelical Christians to debate him ... With that out of the way, he argued for the implausibility and undesirability of religious faith.” 13

    “... several hundred people crowded into a ballroom to hear the British born Hitchens take on four defenders of Christianity.” 13

         4. The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God;
               God is in none of his thoughts.

    “Hitchens was ... half-Christian, half- Jewish and fully nonbelieving.” 2

      5a. His ways are always prospering; Your judgements are
              far above, out of his sight ...

    “It was God is Not Great, his anti-theist polemic that sent him supernova.” 3

    “By the end of his life, ... Hitchens was earning nearly $1M a year.” 9

         b. ... as for all his enemies, he sneers at them.

    “... perhaps the most in-your face nonbeliever since Madalyn Murray O’Hair ...” 3

        6. He has said in his heart, “I shall not be moved, I shall
             never be in adversity.”

    “He did not repent or forgive or ask for pity.” 2

    “Would the terminal cancer diagnosis ... lead (Hitchens) to religion? ... the answer was a resounding no.” 3

      7a. His mouth is full of cursing ...

    “Turn off that f...ing cell phone ...” 7
                                                                                 C.H.

    “Kill me, you f...ing fool!” 8
                               C.H. quoting Kingsley Amis

         b. ... under his tongue is trouble and iniquity.

    “(The cancer) had been located for quite some time in my esophagus.” 4
                                                       C.H.

    “(Hitchens) announced in 2010 that he was being treated for cancer of the esophagus.” 2

      11. He has said in his heart, “God has forgotten; He hides
             His face; He will never see.”

    “... to defend their god as a footling, clumsy, straws-in-the-hair mad scientist ...” 1
                                                                                  C.H.

    13a. Why do the wicked renounce God? ...

    “Hitchens put nonbelief front and center, perhaps the most in-your-face nonbeliever since ...” 3

    “Hitchens was a leading voice of the New Atheist movement ...” 2

          b. ... he has said in his heart, “You will not require an
                account.”

    “Nothing proves the man-made character of religion as much as the sick mind that designed hell.” 1
                      C.H.

    “To terrify children with the image of hell ... - is that good for the world? 3
                                                       C.H.

    1. Psalm 110:1, 2, 5-7 [God judges His enemies.]
    2. Psalm 71:4, 10, 13 [The enemies of the righteous are confounded and consumed.]

      “... the author (Hitchens), viciously weakened by the very medicine that is keeping him alive.” 8

      “... the amazing weight loss .... . I’ve now lost almost a third of my body mass since the cancer was diagnosed ...” 8
                                                                                             C.H.

  3. Biblical Day Pattern for September 20, 2010 (Chapters 20 and 50 of appropriate books)
    1. Exodus 20:1-17 [The Ten Commandments - Hitchens’ topic of ridicule in his article The New Commandments. The symptoms of his illness would begin less than two months after the publication of the article. 7]
    2. Job 20:1-29 [Hitchens’ illness and “poison” in shocking detail.]
           1. Then Zophar ... answered and said:
           3. “I have heard the rebuke that reproaches me, and the spirit of
                 my understanding causes me to answer.” [Zophar and Amos
                 are similar in this way.]
           4. “Do you not know this of old, since man was placed on earth,
           5. that the triumphing of the wicked is short ...

      “Religion has run out of justifications. ... it no longer offers an explanation of anything
      important.” 1
                                        C.H.

      “Literature, not scripture, sustains the mind ...” 1
                                                                                          C.H.

      “The study of literature and poetry ... can now easily depose the scrutiny of sacred texts ... .” 1
                                                                                          C.H.

         6. Though his haughtiness mounts up to the heavens, and his
              head reaches to the clouds, [God is in the details. 1]

    “... the last flight I took as a healthy-feeling person ... was the one that made me a million-miler on United Airlines, with a lifetime of free upgrades.” 3
                                       C.H.

         7. Yet he will perish forever like his own refuse ...

    “followed by pointless coughing and then ... by more expectoration than I can handle. Pints of old saliva, occasional mucus ...” 8
                                                                C.H.

       8a. He will fly away like a dream and not be found; ... [God is
               in the details. 1]

    “... made me a million-miler on United Airlines.” 3
                  C.H.

          b. ... Yes, he will be chased away like a vision in the night.
               [Hitchens’ fantasies are chased away (see verse 20).]

    “I feel upsettingly denatured. If Penelope Cruz were one of my nurses, I wouldn’t even
    notice.” 4
                 C.H.

    “... the immediate loss of Eros is a huge initial sacrifice.” 4
                                  C.H.

       11. His bones are full of his youthful vigor, but it will lie down
               with him in the dust.

    “Instead, I am badly oppressed by a gnawing sense of waste. I had real plans for my next decade ...” 4
                     C.H.

    “The tragedy of Mr. Hitchens’ illness was that it came when he was enjoying a larger audience than ever.” 9

    12a. Though evil is sweet in his mouth ... [God is in the details. 1]

    “While so far my uncancerous throat ... is not at all the only organ with which I have blasphemed.” 5
                         C.H.

         b. .... and he hides it under his tongue, [God is in the details. 1]

    “And (the cancer’s) original base of operation was located ... in my esophagus.” 9
                                                                             C.H.

       13. Though he spares it and does not forsake it, but still keeps
               it in his mouth. [God is in the details. 1]

    “While my ... throat ... is not .... the only organ with which I have blasphemed.” 5
                                                                             C.H.

    “Cancer ... did not soften Christopher Hitchens. He did not repent or forgive ... .” 2

    14a. Yet his food in his stomach turns sour; ... [God is in the
              details. 1]

    “The oncology bargain is ... you (may lose) your taste buds ... your ability to digest ... .” 4
                                                                               C.H.

    “Though I did vomit ... with an extraordinary combination of accuracy, neatness, violence, and profusion ... .” 4
                                       C.H.

           b. ... it becomes cobra venom within him. [God is in the
                details. 1]

    “... the venom sac gradually empties itself into your system.” 4
                                        C.H.

    “... bring a transparent bag of poison and plug it into your arm.” 4
                                           C.H.

    God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything1
                                                C.H.

    “But irony is my business and I just can’t see any ironies here.” 4
                                         C.H.

       15. He swallows down riches and vomits them up again; God
              casts them out of his belly. [God is in the details. 1]

    “Everytime I did try to swallow, a hellish tide of pain ... .” 8
                                C.H.

    “It’s not as if I’ve eaten anything; a tube delivers all my nourishment.” 8
                                                       C.H.

       16. He will suck down the poison of cobras; the vipers tongue
               will slay him. [God is in the details. 1]

    “Thus one again, religion poisons everything ...” 1
              C.H.

    “Religion poisons everything. As well as a menace to civilization ...” 1
                                              C.H.

    “Once again, religion had poisoned everything.” 1
                           C.H.

    “I did not have to travel ... to see the poison doing its work.” 1
                                    C.H.

    “It’s quite something, this chemo-poison .... some venom, ... .” 4
                                     C.H.

    “ ... the venom sac gradually empties itself into your system.” 4
                                        C.H.

    God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything1
                                  C.H.

    “But irony is my business and I just can’t see any ironies here.” 4
                                     C.H.

       17. He will not see the streams, the rivers flowing with honey
               and cream.

    “I shall continue to write polemics against religious delusion ... until it’s hello darkness my old friend.” 5
                                C.H.

    “Heaven, for Hitchens, was a ... celestial North Korea.” 9

    “He was repelled by the notion that people do good ... because they hope for reward.” 9

    18a. He will restore that for which he labored ...
              [Poison pen begat “chemo-poison”.]
         b. and will not swallow it down ... [God is in the details. 1]

    “Everytime I did try to swallow, a hellish tide of pain ...” 8
                          C.H.

    “I lay for days on end, trying in vein to postpone the moment when I would have to swallow.” 8
                  C.H.

           c. ... from the proceeds of business, he will get no enjoyment.
               [God is in the details. 1]

    “I would often find fatalism and resignation washing drearily over me ...” 8
                                                                  C.H.

    “I have came to know that feeling all right; that the pain will never go away ...” 8
                                                                  C.H.

    “By the end of his life; ... Hitchens was earning $1M a year.” 9

      20. Because he has no quietness in his heart, he will not save
              anything he desires. [God is in the details 1 (see verse 8b).]

    “... there began an inexhaustible conversation about womanhood in all its forms and varieties and permutations, that saw us through several episodes of sexual drought as well as through some periods of embarrassment of riches.” 14
                                           C.H.

    “... talking ... until there was absolutely nothing left to say - about women, different women, and sometimes the same woman.” 14
                                                                         C.H.

    “... the death-dealing stuff (chemotherapy) and life preserving stuff has left me strangely neuter.” 4
                     C.H.

    “I feel upsettingly denatured. If Penelope Cruz were one of my nurses, I wouldn’t even
    notice.” 4
                    C.H.

      21. Nothing is left for him to eat; therefore his well-being will
              not last. [God is in the details. 1]

    “It’s not as if I’ve eaten anything; a tube delivers all my nourishment. ... the amazing weight loss this tube seems unable to
    combat.” 8
               C.H.

    “I’ve now lost a third of my body mass ...” 8
                                                                          C.H.

    “... the atrophy of muscle ... I’ll become more enfeebled still.” 8
                                    C.H.

      22. In his self-sufficiency he will be in distress; every hand of
              misery will come against him. [God is in the details. 1]

    “I feel my personality and identity dissolving as I contemplate dead hands ...” 4
                                                                  C.H.

    “... an official met for the first time may abruptly sink his fingers into your neck.” 4
                                                                             C.H.

    “If my proton doctors had tried to tell me ... of ‘grave discomfort’ or perhaps of a burning sensation, nothing could have readied me for this thing that seemed to scorn painkillers and attack me at my core.” 8
                                            C.H.

      23. When he is about to fill his stomach, God will cast on
              him the fury of his wrath, and it will rain on him while
              he is eating. [God is in the details. 1]

    “... though I did vomit ... with .... violence and profusion ... .” 4
                                         C.H.

    “Everytime I did swallow, a hellish tide of
    pain ...” 8
                         C.H.

    “I lay for days on end trying to postpone the moment when I would have to swallow.” 8
                                                                             C.H.

      24. He will flee from the iron weapon; a bronze bow will pierce
              him through. [God is in the details. 1]

    “... many needles were sunk into my clavicle area.” 5
                      C.H.

    “... injections into my vocal folds.” 8
                                                                  C.H.

    “... how I felt during these lacerating days and nights.” 8
                            C.H.

    “... augmented by the much discussed CyberKnife for a surgical Intervention.” 6
                                                                  C.H.

      25. It is drawn and comes out of the body; yes the glittering
              point comes out of his gall. Terrors comes upon him;
              [God is in the details. 1]

    “... a hellish tide of pain ... culminating in what felt like a mule kick in the small of my back.” 8
                                                                                 C.H.

    “... this thing that seemed to scorn painkillers and to attack me in my core.” 8
                                                               C.H.

    “I can’t shake the feeling that it is the cancer that is making ware on me; The dread with which it is discussed - ‘the big C’ - is almost superstitious.” 5
                   C.H.

    26a. Total darkness is reserved for his treasures, ... [God is
              in the details. 1]

    “... I shall continue to write polemics against religious delusions, at least until its hello darkness my old friend.” 5
                                        C.H.

    “But irony is my business and I just can’t see any ironies here.” 4
                                     C.H.

          b. ... an unfanned fire will consume him ... [God is in the
               details. 1]

    “Nothing proves the man-made character of religion as much as the sick mind that designed hell.” 1
                     C.H.

    “... and be tortured forever if I don’t recover ... or even if I do.” 5
                                     C.H.

    [God designed hell, Mr. Hitchens - total darkness and continuous flames - simple.]

      27. The heavens will reveal his iniquity, and the earth will rise
              up against him. [God is in the details. 1]

    “I suppose that even I couldn’t help awarding (the cancer) some of the quality of a living thing. ... a pathetic fallacy (like) angry cloud, proud mountain ...” 5
                                         C.H.

    [Heavens reveal his iniquity (angry cloud); the earth will rise up (proud mountain) against him. Amazing.]

      28. The increase of his house will depart, and his goods will flow
              away in the day of his wrath. [God is in the details. 1]

    “By the end of his life; ... Hitchens was earning nearly $1M a year.” 9

      29. This is the portion from God for a wicked man, the heritage
              appointed him by God.

    “I had real plans for my next decade and I felt I had worked hard enough to earn it.” 4
                                                                           C.H.

    [Christopher Hitchens earned it - the heritage appointed him by God. The remaining three horsemen of New Atheism should take notice.]

    1. Isaiah 50:1-11 [Hitchens’ bio]
           1. Thus says the Lord, “Where is the certificate of your mother’s
                divorce, whom I have put away? [God is in the details. 1]

      “Hitchens was born in ... 1949. ... his mother, Yvonne, a romantic who later killed herself during an extramarital rendezvous in Greece.

      2a. ... Why, when I called, was there none to answer? Is my
              hand shortened at all that it cannot redeem? ... [God is
              in the details. 1]

    “But when September 20 comes, please do not trouble heaven with your bootless cries.” 5
                                                                                  C.H.

          b. ... Indeed with My rebuke I dry up the sea. .... Their fish
               stink because there is no water, and die of thirst.

    “(Hitchens) father, Eric, was a ‘purse-lipped’ Navy veteran known as ‘the commander.’ ”2

         4. The Lord has given Me the tongue of the learned, ... . He
              awakens Me morning by morning. He awakens My ear to
              hear as the learned. [God is in the details. 1]

    “He was a most engaged, profile and public intellectual ...” 2

    “He had a photographic memory and encyclopedic mind.” 2

    “(Richard) Dawkins told him that he could think of no one since Aldous Huxley who was so well read.” 9

         6. I gave my back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks
              to those who plucked at my beard. [God is in the details. 1]

    “Young Christopher would have rather read a book. He was ‘a mere weed and weakling and kick-bag’ ...” 2

         7. ... Therefore I have set My face like a flint, and I know that I
               will not be ashamed. [God is in the details. 1]

    “Young Christopher ... discovered “words could function as weapons’ and so stockpiled
    them.” 2

         8. ... Who will contend with Me? ... Who is My adversary?
              [God is in the details. 1]

    “It was God is Not Great, his anti-theist polemic, that sent him supernova.” 9

      9a. ... Who is he who will condemn Me? [God is in the details. 1]

    “This is forgivable on the part of the provincial yokels, obviously, but then what of their supreme guide and wrathful tyrant?” 1

    “The ‘New’ Testament exceeds the evil of the ‘Old’ one.” 1
                      C.H.

          b. ... Indeed they will grow old like a garment; the moth
               will eat them up. [God is in the details. 1]

    “I feel my personality and identity dissolving as I contemplate dead hands ...” 8
                                                                 C.H.

    “The word ‘metastasized’ caught my eye. The (cancer) had colonized a bit of my lung, ... my lymph node, ... and my esophagus.” 9
                                                                 C.H.

    10a. Who among you fears the Lord? ... [God is in the details. 1]

    “(Hitchens) was repelled by ... people that do good ... because they fear punishment ... .” 9

        b. ... Who walks in darkness and has no light? [God is in the
              details. 1]

    “... Catholics essentially pray for me to see the light ... .” 5
                             C.H.

    “Hitchens was a committed sensualist who abstained from clean living as if it were just another kind of church.” 2

    “(Hitchens was) a compulsively social hedonist.” 9

        c. ... Let him trust in the name of the Lord and rely upon
               his God. [Hitchens’ opportunity for redemption (see
               Matthew 20).]

    “So far, I have decided to take whatever my disease can throw at me, and to stay
    combative ...” 8
                              C.H.

    “And even if my voice goes before I do, I will continue to write polemics against religious delusions ...” 5
                                    C.H.

    “I might even scream for a priest at the close of business, though I hereby state while I am still lucid that the entity thus humiliating itself would not in fact be ‘me.’ “ 5
                                                    C.H.

    11a. Look all you who kindle a fire, ... [God is in the details. 1]

    “Yet his critics would argue that he used light not to illuminate but to inflame.” 3

    “A man of ferocious intellect ... . ... aflame with wit and righteous anger, he was a star ... on paper and on camera ...” 2

        b. ... Who encircle yourself with sparks: walk in the light of
              your fire and in the sparks you have kindled ... [God is in
              the details. 1]

    “I have been knowingly ... burning the candle at both ends and finding it often gives a lovely
    light.” 4
                       C.H.

    “... brooding and aflame with wit and righteous anger ...” 2

        c. ... This you will have from My hand; you will lie down in
             torment.” [God is in the details. 1]

    “I lay for days on end trying to postpone the moment when I would have to swallow. Everytime I did swallow, a hellish tide of
    pain ...” 8
           C.H.

    “... lying on ‘mattress graves.’ “ 8
                                                                   C.H.

    “... wants me to be tortured here and now ... and then tortured forever ...” 5
                                                      C.H.

    [For Mr. Hitchens sake, I hope he did repent on his deathbed as the last phrase of verse 10 suggests. The remaining Three Horsemen of the Athei-lypse beware; for whom does the bell toll?]

    1. Jeremiah 50:24, 25 [God's not so ”depleted arsenal”.]
      1. ... You were not aware; you have been found and also caught. Because you have contended against the Lord,
        [Though Mr. Hitchens was not aware of God, God was aware of Mr. Hitchens.]

      2. The Lord has opened His armory, and has brought out the weapons of His indignation; for this is the work of the Lord God of hosts ... . [God is in the details. 1]

        “The vengeful deity has a sadly depleted arsenal if all he can think of is ...” 5
                                     C.H.

        “But irony is my business and I just can’t see any ironies here ...” 4
                           C.H.

    2. Ezekiel 20:19, 21, 49 [He speaks in parables]
      1. I am the Lord your God; walk in My statutes ...
      2. ... the children rebelled against Me; they did not walk in My statutes ...

        “Hitchens was a committed sensualist who abstained from clean living ... .” 2

        “... a compulsively social hedonist.” 9

        “... a man of insatiable appetites ...” 12

      3. ... “Does he not speak in parables?”

        “... just like the Old Testament, the ‘New’ One is a work of crude carpentry ...” 1
                                                 C.H.

        “There were many deranged prophets roaming Palestine ..., but this one (Jesus) reportedly believed himself to be god or the son of god.” 1
                                         C.H.

        “... I will continue to write ... against religious
           delusions ...” 5
                                        C.H.

    3. Matthew 20:1-16, 29-34 [Salvation is possible in the last hour - even for Hitchens.]
      1. “saying, ‘These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.’ “
      2. So the last will be first and the first last. For many are called, but few are chosen.”
        [Did Hitchens repent at the last hour? All reports are to the contrary.]
      3. ... “What do you want Me to do for you?
      4. ... “Lord that our eyes may be opened.”
      5. So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.

        “... many of the Catholics ... pray for me to see the light ... . Salvation was the main point.” 5
                                                                       C.H.

        [Matthew 20 represents the opportunity for Mr. Hitchens’ soul to be redeemed and for him to receive everlasting life. Did he avail himself of the offer or reject it to the bitter end? Only he and God know the answer.]

    4. Mark 4:1-20, 21, 22
      Note: September 20, is represented by chapter 4 in the book of Mark as Mark has only 16 chapters.
         1-20. [The parable of the sower. Some of the seeds fell on thorny
                     soil. There was none more thorny than Christopher Hitchens.]
      21, 22. [All of our deeds will come to light, as Mr. Hitchens' are here.]

    5. Luke 20:17, 18, 23
      17, 18. [The stone rejected by the builders crushes and grinds to
                      powder those whom it falls on. God is in the details. 1]

      “This (deranged prophet) reportedly believed himself to be god or the son of god.” 1
                                                                 C.H.

      “I feel my personality and identity dissolving ... .” 8
                                                                                           C.H.

          23. But He perceived their craftiness, and said to them, “Why
                  do you test Me?”

    “He was a man of ferocious intellect ... “ 2

    “Hitchens was a leading voice of the New Atheists ...” 3

    “(He) put nonbelief front and center, perhaps the most in-your-face nonbeliever since ...” 3

    1. John 20:25, 29, 30, 31
      1. ... “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

        “... no firm evidence that Jesus actually was a ‘character in history’, but let that pass.” 1
                                                               C.H.

        “Many of the ‘sayings’ and teachings of Jesus are
        hearsay ...” 1
                                 C.H.

      2. “... Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

        “... let the advocates of religion rely on faith alone, and let them ... admit that this is what they are doing.” 1
                                                                                                    C.H.

      3. And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples that are not written in this book;

        “Many of the sayings end deeds of Jesus are innocuous ... . But many are unintelligible and show a belief in magic ... and many are ... flat-out immoral.” 1
                                                                           C.H.

        [So Jesus is either irrelevant, superstitious, unintelligible, or flat-out immoral. Be careful whom you accuse, Mr. Hitchens (see discussions Luke 20).]

      4. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

        “There were many deranged prophets roaming Palestine at the time. This one reportedly believed himself ... to be god or the son of god. And that has made all the difference.” 1
                                                                                                         C.H.

        [Yes Mr. Hitchens, believing makes all the difference - “that believing you may have life in His name.” God is in the details. 1]

    2. Acts 20:24, 27, 29, 30 [The book of Acts is also part of the day patterns though I have not previously included it in the discussion. These verses should clarify the reason for Acts' inclusion as they describe, relative to the patterns, New Atheism and its four leaders - Dawkins, Dennett, Harris and Hitchens. And now there are three.]
      1. “... nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. [God is in the details. 1]

        “In whatever kind of ‘race’ life may be, I have very abruptly become a finalist.” 4
                                               C.H.

        [Though Mr. Hitchens was unaware, his race, like Paul’s, was to testify of the Lord Jesus Christ and the gospel of the grace of God. That is why his words and phrases are so eerily similar to that of scripture. Both men have now completed their respective races.]

      2. For I have not shunned to declare the whole counsel of God.

        [No details of Mr. Hitchens’ life and works are edited out of this article. God is in the details.]

      3. For I know this ... savage wolves will come in not sparing the flock. [God is in the details. 1]

        “But it’s almost like they (New Atheists) all had a meeting and said ‘Let’s counterattack.’ “ 11

        “... the book’s (God is Not Great) success reflects a new vehemence in the atheist critique.” 11

        “A band of intellectual brothers (the New Atheists) is mounting a crusade against belief in God. ... They condemn not just belief in God but respect for belief in God.” 10

      4. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves.”

        “A band of intellectual brothers is mounting up a
        crusade.” 10

        “I am quite keen on the politics of persuading people of the virtues of atheism.” 10
                                               Richard Dawkins

        “The trade journal Publishers Weekly reported that ‘in recent months, a number of anti-religion books have elbowed pro-religion manifestos ... out of the way and taken over the lists.’ ” 11

  4. God was in the details of Christopher Hitchens’ life in a positively “homeric” fashion and, judging by Acts 20, God's quite aware of New Atheism as well. Mr. Hitchens accused the New Testament writers, in his book, God is Not Great, of “reverse-engineering” their historical accounts. They “hammered together” their accounts of Christ, the Son of God, to make Him “appear” to be the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies.

    By the same rationale, we can only assume Mr. Hitchens did the same thing with his life, reverse engineering it to sync perfectly with Psalm 10, Psalm 110, Psalm 71, Exodus 20, Job 20, Isaiah 50, Jeremiah 50, Ezekiel 20, Matthew 20, Mark 4, Luke 20, John 20, and Acts 20. You hammered together your life and works to make it seem as if they were fulfilling scriptures written thousands of years ago. Kudos, Mr. Hitchens. How did you do it?

    Mr. Hitchens may understand now, as one day we all will understand.

    God is in control. We can agree with Him or disagree with Him. It does not matter. He is God and He will have the last word. He has left us His book so that we can know who He is and what He expects. Christopher Hitchens has authenticated that book with his life, his death, and his words.


    Amos

     

     

    1. God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything; Christopher Hitchens; Hachette Book Group; May 2007
    2. Christopher Hitchens, militant pundit, dies at 62; Associated Press; December 16, 2011
    3. What Hitchens and Tebow shared; USA Today; December 19, 2011
    4. Topic of Cancer; Christopher Hitchens; Vanity Fair; September 2010
    5. Unanswerable Prayers; Christopher Hitchens; Vanity Fair; October 2010
    6. Tumertown; Christopher Hitchens; Vanity Fair; November 2010
    7. Re-assessment: The New Commandments; Christopher Hitchens; Vanity Fair; April 2010
    8. Trial of the Will; Christopher Hitchens; Vanity Fair; January 2012
    9. Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011; George Eaton; The New Statesman rolling blog; December 16, 2011
    10. The New Atheism (cover); The Church of the Non-Believers; Gary Wolf; Wired; November 2006
    11. Challenging faith; Rachel Zoll; The Associated Press; August 4, 2007
    12. Christopher Hitchens; Graydon Carter; VanityFair.com; December 2011
    13. Atheists, Christians talk God in Dallas; Sam Hodges; Dallas Morning News; March 21, 2009
    14. Excerpt: Martin, Maggie, and Me; Christopher Hitchens; Vanity Fair; June 2010
    15. Spirit Filled Life Bible; New King James Version; Thomas Nelson, Inc.; 1991

 

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