Hitchens- his shallow knowledge of re...

Hitchens- his shallow knowledge of religion

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Since: May 10

Maple, Canada

#1 Apr 26, 2012
Hitchens wrote:

Quote:

1. In some cases—most notably the Christian—one revelation is apparently not sufficient, and needs to be reinforced by successive apparitions, with the promise of a further but ultimate one to come. In other cases, the opposite difficulty occurs and the divine instruction is delivered, only once, and for the final time, to an obscure personage whose lightest word then becomes law.—Page-97: Chapter-7: Hitchens Book “God is not great”

2. The syncretic tendencies of monotheism, and the common ancestry of the tales, mean in effect that a rebuttal to one is a rebuttal to all.-Page-98: Chapter-7: Hitchens Book “God is not great”

Paarsurrey comments: Hitchens knowledge of religion is based on Bible; not on Quran, hence he hides behinds his own words “most notably the Christian” and then makes an unfounded and poor generalization in the second sentence given above.

Hitchens, as is evident, never read Quran intently, hence he did not quote from Quran even a single verse to substantiate his viewpoint.

Since: Dec 10

Orefield, PA

#2 Apr 26, 2012
paarsurrey wrote:
Hitchens wrote:
Quote:
1. In some cases—most notably the Christian—one revelation is apparently not sufficient, and needs to be reinforced by successive apparitions, with the promise of a further but ultimate one to come. In other cases, the opposite difficulty occurs and the divine instruction is delivered, only once, and for the final time, to an obscure personage whose lightest word then becomes law.—Page-97: Chapter-7: Hitchens Book “God is not great”
2. The syncretic tendencies of monotheism, and the common ancestry of the tales, mean in effect that a rebuttal to one is a rebuttal to all.-Page-98: Chapter-7: Hitchens Book “God is not great”
Paarsurrey comments: Hitchens knowledge of religion is based on Bible; not on Quran, hence he hides behinds his own words “most notably the Christian” and then makes an unfounded and poor generalization in the second sentence given above.
Hitchens, as is evident, never read Quran intently, hence he did not quote from Quran even a single verse to substantiate his viewpoint.
Maybe he just wasn't interested in the teachings of a violent, greasy, child molester.

Since: May 10

Maple, Canada

#3 Apr 28, 2012
Hitchens might have only studied one religion that is Christianity and from that he generalzed for others. It is not an honest approach of Hitchens.
Amused

Lowell, MA

#4 Apr 28, 2012
paarsurrey wrote:
Hitchens might have only studied one religion that is Christianity and from that he generalzed for others. It is not an honest approach of Hitchens.
The key word in your post is "might". You have no proof that he did not study all religions. You take one passage from one of Hitchens' voluminous writings which fails to cite the quaran and from that fragment generalize to all his writings. Someone on this thread already commented on the integrity of that approach. Point a finger at someone and three fingers point back at you.

Since: May 10

Maple, Canada

#5 Apr 29, 2012
Amused wrote:
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The key word in your post is "might". You have no proof that he did not study all religions. You take one passage from one of Hitchens' voluminous writings which fails to cite the quaran and from that fragment generalize to all his writings. Someone on this thread already commented on the integrity of that approach. Point a finger at someone and three fingers point back at you.
Read the whole book of Hitchens; Hitchens failed to quote even a single verse from Quran.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#6 Apr 29, 2012
paarsurrey wrote:
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Read the whole book of Hitchens; Hitchens failed to quote even a single verse from Quran.
Well there are lots of superstitions. The Abrahamic religions are simply variations on a theme. There isn't much to 'study'. I've was 'brought up in a faith' and it's all gumph. What sensible person waste's time on superstitions?

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