Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hitchens, God, and Morality

The Corner is National Review Online's blog that's primarily devoted to politics from the right side of the spectrum, but occasionally they veer over to more important issues. One of their bloggers saw Christopher Hitchens debate Lorenzo Albacete, and Hitchens apparently acknowledged that he believes in the numinous and the transcendent, just not in the supernatural. Moreover, his rantings against the evils done in the name of religion belie a belief in an absolute standard being violated; so much so that the bloggers muse that he's downright Puritanical (to use an oft-misused term). It starts here, and then continues here, here, here, and here.

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