Al Mohler on the Lessons From the Life of Christopher Hitchens

Al Mohler has written an insightful article on lessons we must learn from the life of the notable atheist, the late Christopher Hitchens. The most important lesson for Christians is the deadly danger of superficial Christianity.

Unlike others who, as he wrote, might have rejected belief in God because of abuse or “brutish indoctrination,” Hitchens simply developed indignant contempt for a belief system that seemed so superficial and fraudulent. An exposure to tepid, lifeless, thoughtless, and intellectually formless Christianity can be deadly.

Mohler also points out that the greatest outside danger to Christianity does not come from the atheist.

In the final analysis, Christians have far less to fear from atheists or antitheists as we do from what Hitchens called “the generalized agnosticism of our culture.” We agree with him that the question of the existence and identity of God is nothing less than the most powerful and urgent question humanity will ever confront.

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