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Rebuttal to Peter Hitchens case for religion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Killingtonskier Mar 4, 2012. 11 Replies

I am preparing a speech and video to rebut Peter Hitchens’ four reasons why religion is not only good for society, but essential. [yeah that Hitchens, Christopher’s ardently Christian right wing…Continue

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Killingtonskier replied to matthew bevins's discussion 'Rebuttal to Peter Hitchens case for religion'
"Wonderful dissertation that I totally agree with--with one caveat---Atheists, like Richard Dawkins who demean those who believe, forget that those who believe provide a lot of good things and help many people, believing  Jesus' voice of…"
Mar 4, 2012
matthew bevins replied to matthew bevins's discussion 'Rebuttal to Peter Hitchens case for religion'
"Rob, Thanks for the reply and the link, I will put them to good use."
Mar 4, 2012
Tex replied to matthew bevins's discussion 'Rebuttal to Peter Hitchens case for religion'
"Great read!"
Mar 4, 2012
Killingtonskier replied to matthew bevins's discussion 'Rebuttal to Peter Hitchens case for religion'
"In Response to the four seizures Who said "God Said"? Man is God--Man invented God. 1. God "allowed" the weak to be slaughtered throughout history 2. Man made the rule of law---way before any mono-theistic culture arrived 3.…"
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spiritdragon replied to matthew bevins's discussion 'Rebuttal to Peter Hitchens case for religion'
"Redirect him to his brother's body of work."
Mar 4, 2012
Hank Hell replied to matthew bevins's discussion 'Rebuttal to Peter Hitchens case for religion'
"Jim Jones had a religion that fit this formula perfectly. 1. He protected the strong from the weak by killing babies. 2. He broke the law by kidnapping, torturing, and murdering people. 3. He used religion to take full unrestrained power over…"
Mar 4, 2012
Ed replied to matthew bevins's discussion 'Rebuttal to Peter Hitchens case for religion'
"I would have to ask which religion is used as the basis for being a reliable force. The differences among the world religions are substantial. How is judaism or christianity more valid than islam or other religions? If religion is the only way to…"
Mar 3, 2012
Rob Klaers replied to matthew bevins's discussion 'Rebuttal to Peter Hitchens case for religion'
"I think Christopher Hitchens provided many of the answers to those questions himself.. Though I will leave you with a few quotes I feel are are appropriate to those points..  1) Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the…"
Mar 3, 2012
Tom replied to matthew bevins's discussion 'Rebuttal to Peter Hitchens case for religion'
"1) Religion is, and always has been, the most effective vehicle through which absolutism and dictatorship function. It has been the validation for nearly every absolute monarchical system that is known of (the divinely anointed monarch…"
Mar 3, 2012
Michael Noel Jones replied to matthew bevins's discussion 'Rebuttal to Peter Hitchens case for religion'
"Apparently not obvious to some..."
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Doug Reardon replied to matthew bevins's discussion 'Rebuttal to Peter Hitchens case for religion'
"Some things are so obviously stupid that they don't need rebuttal!"
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Rebuttal to Peter Hitchens case for religion

I am preparing a speech and video to rebut Peter Hitchens’ four reasons why religion is not only good for society, but essential. [yeah that Hitchens, Christopher’s ardently Christian right wing brother] I could use some suggestions and help in preparing my case against the following. Religion is the one reliable force that stands in the way of the power of the strong over the weak.Religion is the one reliable force that forms the foundation of the concept of the rule of law.Religion is the one…See More
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matthew bevins replied to Carol Foley's discussion 'I've been asked to speak to Christian children about atheism.'
"Great plan of action. I would add only one thing. Since your talk will be about why you don't believe in the supernatural, you could mention the awe inspiring aspects of reality. That the universe is between 12 and 14 billion years old, and…"
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At 7:28pm on January 22, 2012, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Matthew!

At 10:33pm on January 21, 2012, kris feenstra said…

Hi Matthew,

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