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The irony of new atheism

Christopher Hitchens is persuaded that Christianity and religion generally have done no good for the world and he has been campaigning, along with Richard Dawkins and other “new atheists” to make his case.

It makes for entertaining reading, though, of course, religious people cannot help but be concerned about the effect they might be having on those they persuade.

One thing I find ironic about their approach is that they are using “evangelistic” techniques that seem to be borrowed directly from the Christians. So at least that one good thing has been added to the world by religious people.

I find it doubly ironic that the techniques they are using are precisely those Christians should never have dabbled with.

So I end up being on Hitchens side against Hitchens in this matter.

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