I have a new article in Tikkun magazine where I point out the inconsistencies in Hitchens' arguments about religion. In fact the popular atheist writer/blogger Greta Christina calls his thinking a…Continue
" I can't even read the full article; the very premise is sheer nonsense and the non-argument of, "Sometimes human's with sophisticated beliefs/ideas don't respond exactly the same every time!" makes me want to…"
"I agree with Akshay....and just for the record I have alot of respect for Sikh's if you study the history they changed the history of India for the good of the nation. That doesn't mean I don't think some of their beliefs are flawed…"
"Erm, don't think you understood what the writer of the article meant. According to him, Hitchens didn't say religion produces good behavior. He said he'd be indifferent to it as long as it produces good behavior. See the difference?…"
"But the idea that religion produces good behavior , from what I have read of Hitchens , is not believable by him. I have seen every debate he has took part in. Every one. This is more of a facetious stance of him ... to say he…"
"True, but do they?
You didn't get my point. The original topic was whether Hitchens should be criticized for saying that he is actually indifferent to religion as long as it produces good behavior. And if you take my comment in context of…"
"Oh my; the first thing I click on after joining this site prompts me to comment!
The article was a decent read, though I don’t share the author’s confusion and/or frustration. I think Hitchens’ is often subject to…"
"Anyone who says Hitchens is indifferent to religion has obviously never read or listened to any of the plethora of audio and books he has written or been recorded on.
Just 5 minutes of any debate and you realize immediately this…"
"Why say that the good comes out of religion , and not other things? Like the ability and capacity for humans to realize cooking food for any passerby's that might be hungry might just be a nice thing to do?
Would the Sikh's be…"
"Yes I have to agree there. In another post I mentioned that religious belief would be largely ignored were it not damaging. If I truly believed in the tooth fairy, but had no doctrine of silly and potentially dangerous commands, and when you came to…"