Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Peter Hitchens: From Atheism to Faith

Here is a fascinating interview with author Peter Hitchens (brother of the even more well known Atheist writer Christopher Hitchens). He has a new book out, The Rage of Against God: Why Faith is the Foundation of Civilisation. He says he wrote this book because his brother wrote a book attacking religion (God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything). So, this is a fascinating back and forth that very much reflects the whole Atheism vs. Faith debate in its current state.

In this interview he discusses his journey from avowed, militant atheist to believing Christian. Note the important role of art, this painting in particular, on his conversion.

It's a thoughtful and interesting interview. I commend it.


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