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10 thoughts on “Is Christianity Good for the World?

  1. says:

    Latest salvo in the New Atheism saga This is a debate between Hitchens atheist and Wilson Christian Both are good rhetoricians, chuckles will accompany a read of this book Wilson isn t a sophisticated apologist or philosopher Hitchens is neither for his side Both would have troubles if they faced the best from the opposing side But as far as this debate goes, Hitchens comes off looking like a complete hack Seemingly unable to get the question Wilson repeatedly poses But, questions Latest salvo in the New Atheism saga This is a debate between Hitchens atheist and Wilson Christian Both are good rhetoricians, chuckles will accompany a read of this book Wilson isn t a sophisticated apologist or philosopher Hitchens is neither for his side Both would have troubles if they faced the best from the opposing side But as far as this debate goes, Hitchens comes off looking like a complete hack Seemingly unable to get the question Wilson repeatedly poses But, questions are about as far as it goes The essence of Wilson s argument seems to consist in amusing admittedly mockery of the weakest forms of the positions he attacks, viz., evolutionary naturalism, naturalistic determinism, anthropological physicalism though this language is absent from the text of the book , and asking for the basis of Hitchens s moral indictments and judgments Of course Hitchens is absolutely clueless as how to...


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    Pastor Doug Wilson takes on the formidable atheist Christopher Hitchens in a back and forth discussion This is a short book, and both writers are very talented and make salient points But I ultimately thought that Wilson carried the day ...


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    Imagine a highly condensed, unedited version of God is not Great It doesn t contain the highly polished prose, the impactful arguments, or much of the smarmy wit that makes Hitchens a joy to read, but it still contains enough to get some basic points across Now imagine this poor facsimile of the book interspersed with the trifling prattle of an extremely confident believer.Wilson wheels out every Christian s favorite decrepit chestnuts, including But if there s no god then bad people don t ge Imagine a highly condensed, unedited version of God is not Great It doesn t contain the highly polished prose, the impactful arguments, or much of the smarmy wit that makes Hitchens a joy to read, but it still contains enough to get some basic points across Now imagine this poor facsimile of the book interspersed with the trifling prattle of an extremely confident believer.Wilson wheels out every Christian s favorite decrepit chestnuts, including But if there s no god then bad people don t get punished like I think they should, Why is there something rather than nothing obviously because magic man done it , Without god, even this very argument we re having is pointless because nothing has any meaning, and even Where do non religious...


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    If you want to see a fight where bare knuckles meet the same nose over and over, if you want to watch a strategist locate the tipping point again and again, if you want to admire the wit who can spot the rug his opponent is standing on and jerk it out from under him every time then read this and watch Wilson bring Hitchens to his knees The most amazing thing, however, and the most beautiful thing is that Wilson does this in order to present Hitchens with gospel grace, and he does it with the h If you want to see a fight where bare knuckles meet the same nose over and over, if you want to watch a strategist locate the tipping point again and again, if you want to admire the wit who can spot the rug his opponent is standing on and jerk it out from under him every time then read this and watch Wilson br...


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    Even for a short book it was a trial to get through because Wilson s bits were fatuous and repetitive, as tends to be the case when someone uses as a launch point for their rational argument that a Supreme Supernatural Being exists.Hitch was great, though D


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    Before someone dares debate an issue like Is Christianity Good For The World first one must explain to Mr Hitchens what exactly Christianity is He still doesn t seem to know Therefore much of this chat is a waste of time Even though Douglas Wilson puts in a noble effort.I did find it fun that In order to get to the root of this problem, you don t even have to read the Christian defense just observing Hitchens drunken ramblings Is it really wrong fo...


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    Anyone buying this book and looking for an exhaustive, facts and figures filled debate between a Christian and an atheist over the merits of the Christian faith will likely be disappointed This exchange was originally a multi part internet debate hosted by Christianity Today which was likely afitting medium for this level of exchange However, this book does have its merits For one, it is short Many people are frightened away from large volumes on this subject but this takes the form of Anyone buying this book and looking for an exhaustive, facts and figures filled debate between a Christian and an atheist over the merits of the Christian faith will likely be disappointed This exchange was originally a multi part internet debate hosted by Christianity Today which was likely afitting medium for this level of exchange However, this book does have its merits For one, it is short Many people are frightened away from large volumes on this subject but this takes the form of letters and responses written back and forth between Hitchens an...


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    Really enjoyable to read It is interesting to note, when reading the other reviews on this book, that atheists seem to all agree Hitchens won the debate hand s down and Christians are all duly impressed with how well Wilson knocked it out of the park I fall into the latter category, proud that not only can a Christian defend the faith logically and succinctly but also with wit and patience and humor No stodgy Christian here.Hitchens does what any atheist MUST do and that is, evade the first Really enjoyable to read It is interesting to note, when reading the other reviews on this book, that atheists seem to all agree Hitchens won the debate hand s down and Christians are all duly impressed with how well Wilson knocked it out of the park I fall into the latter category, proud that not only can a Christian defend the faith logically and succinctly but also with wit and patience and humor No stodgy Christian here.Hitchens does what any atheist MUST do and that...


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    This book was cute Upon reading it I pictured two older gentlemen,dressed in tweeds, settled into the snug at their local Maybe they were two brothers, or two old colleagues who have existed side by side for years and years You know exactly what each will say heck, they know what each other will say The book reads like two well worn paths up the same mountain The paths cross and diverge, but never seem to reach the summit Another day, another polite trudge up the slope I was left askin This book was cute Upon reading it I pictured two older gen...


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    This is a rare phenomenon much like the related documentary Collision In the foreword, Jonah Goldberg points out, as a secular Jew, that rarely do two opponents discuss religious views with joy and gratitude This presence doesn t take away from the heat of the debate not a punch was pulled but it does appear to shedlight Surely angry or overly serious people have their scopes so narrow that they miss nearly everything else besides what they fret Wilson and Hitchens can change topic w This is a rare phenomenon much like the related documentary Collision In the foreword, Jonah Gol...


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Is Christianity Good for the World? The Gloves Come Off In This Electric Exchange, Originally Hosted By Christianity Today, As Leading Atheist Christopher Hitchens Author Of God Is Not Great And Christian Apologist Douglas Wilson Author Of Letter From A Christian Citizen Go Head To Head On This Divisive Question The Result Is Entertaining And Provocative A Glimpse Into The Ongoing Debate.