We don't know the real reasons why people reject God, though some - maybe Hitchens - make a career out of publicly rejecting him and all those whose lives have been changed by God. It becomes an intellectual pursuit to mock, deride and, even, compete with others of like mind to see who is best at debating those "believers". As one of those believers, it is impossible to imagine ever honestly denying God IS and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him. Yet some will never seek God and for whatever reason will only see the truth when it is too late - when judgment is passed and a sentence of eternal hell is imposed. I shudder to even think of such an eternity. I pray that others who have been influenced by Mr. Hitchens take the time to honestly access what they believe and why they do and that God speaks through the still, small voice, that he IS and can be found if we search for him with all our hearts.
Honestly, I can’t imagine how anyone looks at the world, nature, and refuses to believe in its Creator. In the same way atheists claim not to believe in God, I don’t believe in atheism. It’s just inconceivable to me, and at some level I think those who call themselves atheists are looking for God, just not finding Him in a material or intellectual way that their minds can accept.
I just don’t see it as my place to judge Hitchins or anyone else. Some we think were pillars of virtue may have been greater sinners in His eyes and judgment. It does tickle me to think that God might think the professed atheism of a Hitchens is less sinful than those who call themselves Christians thinking it’s their place to take on HIS role of judgment. We don’t know. A marvelous mystery of life, and the afterlife.
“We don’t know the real reasons why people reject God”
Some people look at the world with its many senseless evils and injustices and come to the personal conclusion that there is no reason to believe in any Higher Power.