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Hitchens on liberal Christianity

This is priceless, and one of those areas where I would agree with renown atheist Christopher Hitchens. He is being interviewed by Unitarian minister, Marilyn Sewell:

Sewell: "The religion you cite in your book is generally the fundamentalist faith of various kinds. I’m a liberal Christian, and I don’t take the stories from the scripture literally. I don’t believe in the doctrine of atonement (that Jesus died for our sins, for example). Do you make any distinction between fundamentalist faith and liberal religion?"

Hitchens: "I would say that if you don’t believe that Jesus of Nazareth was the Christ and Messiah, and that he rose again from the dead and by his sacrifice our sins are forgiven, you’re really not in any meaningful sense a Christian."

Would that more people understood this! The Hitchens Transcript is here.

Comments

Sha-ZAAM! Well said. I agree wholeheartedly.
Anonymous said…
Wow! That's awesome! I wish more people would realize that truth!

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