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December 20, 2011

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Robert Berger

At least Hitchens wasn't a rabid homophobe who spread lies and hatred of gay people ,
or an anti-abortion fanatic who murdered doctors and bombed women's health clinics,
didn't want to see gay people executed or have people executed for "blasphemy",
didn't want to make non-christians second-class citizens or want to turn any country into a Christian or Muslim theocracy, among other things.
All these evils are the result of religious fanaticism .And of course, he never flew an airplane into a tall building or advocated stoning women to death for adultery, or executing doctors who performed abortions .
The claim that atheism is responsible for the millions of people murdered by such monsters as Stalin,Mao Zedong,and Pol Pot is disingenuous . They were not evil monsters because they were atheists , but because they were evil to the core in the first place .
The overwhelming majority of atheists are nothing like this ,including Hitchens. He may very well have been a far more decent and honorable man than many who claim to be religious .

yoyo

as long time critic of hitchens as well as a fellow atheist it is the nastiest and saddest argument that hitchens was athiest because he needed to hide his "sins". He was an atheist and a special atheist because he was clear and strong about the lack of evidence for a christian goddett and because his arguments about Christian "godliness" were so clear. Mother Theresa WAS a monster, she took money from Baby Doc in haiti, she prefered suffering to healing. Unfortunately he supported the war in Iraq, we are all flawed beasts but as an intellectual giant I would take him against a fearful apologist any day!

Patrick

"...gentle Jerry Falwell..."
Yeah, I stopped reading there.

gray man

"The claim that atheism is responsible for the millions of people murdered by such monsters as Stalin,Mao Zedong,and Pol Pot is disingenuous . They were not evil monsters because they were atheists , but because they were evil to the core in the first place ."
nonsense.
they were evil because of they were atheists.

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