Christopher Hitchens (atheist) understands the Gospel — but does not believe it.. In this short excerpt from The Berean Call, he slams a Unitarian “Minister” for her unbelief. What a wonderful put-down.
RENOWNED ATHEIST OFFERS GOOD THEOLOGY [Excerpts]
[In] Portland, Oregon, noted atheist Christopher Hitchens laid down some seriously good theology. Most people recognize Hitchens as the author of the bestselling book God Is Not Great: Why Religion Poisons Everything….In Portland he was interviewed by Unitarian minister Marilyn Sewell….The following exchange took place near the start of the interview:
Sewell wanted no part of that discussion so her next words are, “Let me go someplace else.”
This little snippet demonstrates an important point about religious “God-talk.” You can call yourself anything you like, but if you don’t believe that Jesus is the Son of God who died on the cross for our sins and then rose from the dead, you are not “in any meaningful sense” a Christian.
In one of the delicious ironies of our time, an outspoken atheist grasps the central tenet of Christianity better than many Christians do. What you believe about Jesus Christ really does make a difference.
From Dr. Ray Pritchard, “Christopher Hitchens Gets it Exactly Right,” KeepBelieving.com (2-1-10)