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Ali Duncan's Avatar Jump to comment 171 by Ali Duncan

Sent this to fox:

I just watched Brian Fischers contemptible attempt to scare people. Christopher Hitchins is dead. There is no hell, no heaven. There is no god, but if thats the kind of interpretation the advocates of christianity place on love, then I am deeply grateful not to be allied with them.

Hitchens was a brave man who said he did not believe, and put forward his good reasons for disbelieving. I did not need to be swayed by his arguments. Yet instead of mourning a lost 'soul', Fischer gloated over his death. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it, the assumption that Hitchens would "defy" a god if confronted. The whole point of Hitchens arguments was that there was no evidence to support the existence of god. To suggest he wanted to burn in hell was a sadistic projection that says much more about Fischer, who obviously relishes Hitchens fictional torment in hell, and presumably relished his factual suffering through cancer.

I don't believe in god, and neither does my father. They say there are no Atheists in foxholes, which I don't believe. There are certainly some in dugouts, which are the british equivalent. My Father was one of them, all the way up through Italy with his bren gun. Brian Fischer would send him to hell as well I suppose, along with the fascists he fought. Maybe not, since German belt buckles had the words "Gott mit uns" inscribed on them. The vatican would be just another plaza in Rome were it not for Musollini, yet fascism is labelled an Atheist concept when in fact it is a roman one.

Hitler was a Roman Catholic, and doubtless wished the Jews in hell, along with Hitchens, so you see, I understand religions in general as a fearful concept rather than a loving one, bar bhuddism, and fischer as a particularly nasty advocate. As for his qualification, "If the gospels are real" I say they are not. They are works of fiction, selected and edited by the church to frighten people into submission. The worst of it is so many are. 13 million people died of aids in Africa before the pope allowed the use of condoms, and I call that murderously irresponsible. It's simply what atheists are up against.

Yours sincerely

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 17:16:42 UTC | #901007