Posted by Lyndon V Bechtel on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Under: Creation/Evolution
FACING DEATH, CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS AFFIRMS ATHEISM
The following is excerpted from Christian Post, April 25, 2011: and posted on manifestedbythelight.com on 05/09/11
“Christopher Hitchens disclosed to his atheist comrades on Friday that he has now lost his voice to esophageal cancer but his atheistic beliefs remain stronger than ever. In a letter to the American Atheists conference, Hitchens encouraged fellow unbelievers to remain united and to carry on the ‘secular revolution.’ ‘Our weapons are the ironic mind against the literal; the open mind against the credulous; the courageous pursuit of truth against the fearful and abject forces who would set limits to investigation (and who stupidly claim that we already have all the truth we need),’ wrote Hitchens in the letter, which was also posted on The Richard Dawkins Foundation website on Friday. The American Atheists organization held its national conference in Des Moines, Iowa, April 21-24, to coincide with the Christian holidays Good Friday and Easter. In his message, the famous atheist shared honestly that he is currently having a ‘long argument’ with the ‘specter of death’ in which no one has ever won. But as the idea of death becomes more familiar, he said the ‘pleading for salvation, redemption and supernatural deliverance’ becomes ‘more hollow and artificial.’ Instead of the ‘false consolations of religion,’ which he equates with superstition, Hitchens said he places his trust in medical science and the support of friends and family. ... Rallying atheists to form a resistance against ‘this sinister nonsense,’ the cancer-stricken unbeliever called on his fellow atheists to defend and uphold the separation of Church and State. He concluded his letter with the line, ‘don’t keep the faith.’” the followings is excerpted from wayoflife.org; CONCLUSION FROM Brother Cloud: The sight of an avowed atheist fighting for morality and meaning in life is ridiculous. If life happened by chance, there can be no true meaning and no absolute basis for morality. Ultimately, nothing would matter and there would be no basis for saying that anything is right or wrong. Hitchens claims that “religion” has been harmful. That is a moral judgment that he is in no position to make. He says “religion” is superstition. What does it matter, since man is a mere evolved worm, a cosmic accident that ceases to exist at death? I thank the Lord that He opened my spiritually blind eyes 38 years ago so that I could see the truth in Jesus Christ. I was blind, but now I see, and Christopher Hitchens could say that, too, if he would repent of his foolish rebellion against Almighty God and put his trust in the compassionate Saviour who died for his sin.
Comment from Lyndon. How will he meet God? The answer is obvious and very sad! We can only pray that God will spare His life and open His heart!
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