Monday, June 01, 2009

Am I my brother's keeper?


A fascinating review, from some time ago, by Peter Hitchens of his brother Christopher's book, God is Not Great.

We are in the process, encouraged by Christopher, of abolishing religion, and so of abolishing conscience, too.

It is one of his favourite jibes that a world ruled by faith is like North Korea, a place where all is known and all is ordered.

On the contrary, North Korea is the precise opposite of a land governed by conscience.

It is a country governed by men who do not believe in God or conscience, where nobody can be trusted to make his own choices, and where the State decides for the people what is right and what is wrong.

And it is the ultimate destination of atheist thought.

If you do not worship God, you end up worshipping power, whether it is Kim Jong Il, Leon Trotsky or the military might of George W. Bush. In which case, God help you.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Ottaviani said...

Peter would be such a good Catholic - he's far more closer to the church's moral teachings than most "Catholic" journalists today.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

I think they both are likely converts, though Christopher probably on his death bed. Pray for them both.

7:25 PM  

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