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What did they say about Hitchens?

Postby psiloiordinary » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:21 am

I have several creationist sites in my google reader feeds and quite often you get something in the feed where the actual article has since been removed. It happens fairly regularly with the creationists and the removed material is usually just too extreme even for them.

This appeared a few days ago and unfortunately stops just as shown here;

Sad Death of Christopher Hitchens
from Creation News Update
The death of the noted atheist writer Christopher Hitchens has been announced and one CSM member offers his thoughts here. ...


http://www.csm.org.uk/news.php?viewmessage=177

Does anyone have a snapshot of the original article for my collection of "extreme creationism"?
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Re: What did they say about Hitchens?

Postby GrumpyBob » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:05 pm

Try this link - I found a Google cache. Made a scrapbook snap also.

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Re: What did they say about Hitchens?

Postby Roger Stanyard » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:35 pm

GrumpyBob wrote:Try this link - I found a Google cache. Made a scrapbook snap also.

Robert


An example of cretinists cashing in on Christopher Hitchens death to show how pious and reasonable they are.

Alas Hitchens thought they are a menace and nuts as well. He had no respect for them at all.

And he did an immense amount of damage to their cause.
Those who believe absurdities will commit atrocities - Voltaire
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Re: What did they say about Hitchens?

Postby psiloiordinary » Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:15 pm

GrumpyBob wrote:Try this link - I found a Google cache. Made a scrapbook snap also.

Robert


Sorry Robert that just shows the "empty" post.
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Re: What did they say about Hitchens?

Postby Roger Stanyard » Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:32 pm

psiloiordinary wrote:
GrumpyBob wrote:Try this link - I found a Google cache. Made a scrapbook snap also.

Robert


Sorry Robert that just shows the "empty" post.


Luke wants this comment posted here (he can't access this bit of the forun):

How can they take such a pious attitude? They themselves will die one day, so what makes them think that they can scoff over Hitchens dying? His death is an event which will occur in everyone's lives. They themselves will have disobeyed God some times in there life, why should they consider themselves superior in any way? We are all subject to the "curse", so why is he treated as being "evil" and subject to judgement? HMMM???? HMMMMMM?
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Re: What did they say about Hitchens?

Postby GrumpyBob » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:17 pm

psiloiordinary wrote:
GrumpyBob wrote:Try this link - I found a Google cache. Made a scrapbook snap also.

Robert


Sorry Robert that just shows the "empty" post.


It must have been a temporary URL. The page read:
SAD DEATH OF CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS

The death of the noted atheist writer Christopher Hitchens has been announced. He died in the USA from pneumonia as a complication of throat cancer. His best known book was entitled ‘God is not Great: why religion poisons everything.' While we would say that he was mistaken and it is sin that poisons everything, our condolences and good wishes go out to his friends, family and many admirers.

Christopher Hitchens was known as one of the ‘Four Horsemen' of the New Atheists along with Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett. They were discussed and named in a March 2011 review here of Alister McGrath's book ‘Answering the New Atheists: why God won't go away.'

This is not the place for an evaluation of his life and works, but it is of great interest that his brother Peter Hitchens was once, like Christopher, a communist and atheist, but changed his mind and became a Christian. He has posted a moving appreciation of his brother on his Mail on Sunday blog. Although not a young earth creationist, Peter is doubtful of Darwinian evolution because he finds the evidence weak. Although mainly a political and social commentator, Peter Hitchens latest book ‘The Rage against God', in which he described how he as a youth burned his Bible, looks at the way that the antireligious and specifically anti Christian movement, for which his brother Christopher was in part responsible, has changed our society for the worse. The book also contains interesting reflections on the relationship between he and his brother.

It is worthy of note that the Hitchens brothers, both very passionate writers and speakers, had a similar background but came to entirely different conclusions about God and life based on consideration of the same evidence.

Already, accusations are flying against Christians for allegedly making cruel and insensitive remarks about the death of Christopher Hitchens or falsely alleging a deathbed conversion (there was none). It is a matter of regret that some Christians may make such comments, but even if they don't, we will still be accused of doing so. It would not be unprecedented to find anonymous atheist posters posing as Christians making ‘Rot in hell Hitchens!' comments on line as agents provocateur in order to whip up anti-Christian sentiment. We at CSM urge our fellow Christians to desist from making any such comments.

we should however remember at this solemn season of Advent that we are all supposed to think about our own latter end. As we read in Ecclesiastes chapter 7 verse 2

‘It is better to be in the house of mourning that in the house of mirth, for this is the end of all men and the living should lay it to heart'.

And as Hebrews chapter 9 verse 27 reminds us, ‘It is appointed to man to die once, and after that comes judgment.' This is true for each and every one of us, nobody should rejoice at anyone's death or presume to pronounce on their eternal destiny. The only destiny we can possibly alter is our own, the only time in which we can possibly exercise choice is the moment called now.

A final thought, some of Christopher Hitchens friends on radio 4 yesterday morning were praising him for his energy, commitment, fearlessness and high work rate at doing what he believed in. His brother Peter has praised him for these qualities, while disagreeing with him on many things. Would to God that more of us who love Christ and wish to defend the cause of His Gospel should emulate those positive attributes of a man who has now come to the end of his earthly journey, as we all must.


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Re: What did they say about Hitchens?

Postby Chris Sergeant » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:33 pm

Perhaps their manners have improved since S. J. Gould.
http://www.noanswersingenesis.org.au/sj ... mments.htm
Do note the "commie" one.
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