Hitchens is bitter against God because when he was still a boy, his mother committed suicide...his younger brother Peter, who was much younger and didn’t remember his mother, is not as bitter.
My oldest (adopted) son had a similar deep set rage because his mother died, and although he continued to believe in God directed this rage against me and others in terrible outbursts .
So pray that Hitchens finds the love of God. Unlike other “anti God” professionals, Hitchens doesn’t hate God out of pride but out of sorrow.
Whenever I read about him in the press, I always say a quick prayer to Mother Teresa (who he maligned) to pray to God for his soul. She always had a soft spot for the “poorest of the poor” and indeed Hitchens is one of these.
Absolutely so, which he has now so many years later conveniently disguised -- buried in the dirt, so to speak -- as a lark against a teacher who merely suggested certain botanical features were of God's making.
"So pray that Hitchens finds the love of God. Unlike other "anti God" professionals, Hitchens doesnt hate God out of pride but out of sorrow."
On the contrary, I find that he does so as he has found the much baser but far more common sin of pride extremely self-rewarding. atheists thrive on the notoriety it brings, and for Hitchens, some rare lucre.
If memory serves, Hitchens addressed an atheist convention in Virginia earlier this month, no doubt for his 30 pieces of silver. Yet it takes nothing more to expose Hitchens as a "bright" fraud than to review his passion for grounding the Hitchen children in religious instruction ...
New York Magazine: "And what if one of your children found God? Would that be a problem?"
Hitchens: "Not at all. My children, to the extent that they have found religion, have found it from me, in that I insist on at least a modicum of religious education for them. The schools wont do it anymore. And I even insist, though my wife [who is Jewish] isnt that thrilled, on having for our daughter a little version of the Seder."
Almost all of Hitchen's major debates/monologues are on Youtube. I highly suggest everyone watch as many of them as they find tolerable. I find him pedantic on the topic of religion -- hypocritical (see above); strident; fearful; loaded with strawmen and appeal to emotion; and totally ignorant of the destruction and genocide that was wrought in the name of atheism in the 20th Century.