Christopher Hitchens Dodges the Question

I asked anti-theist pundit Christopher Hitchens at the Christian Book Expo panel on Saturday if his philosophy provides any basis for hope and dignity for the weak of the world, as Christianity does. This YouTube video picks up my question in mid-sentence and ends before I can follow up, but it shows that Christopher was unable to answer it. Instead he attacked my premise with a straw-man interpretation of Christianity. The audio quality is poor, but you will get the idea. (See the entry below, “Dignity, Hope, and Christopher Hitchens,” for more info.)

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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