Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Christopher Hitchens Finds God!

Last weekend, political pundit, literary critic, and evangelical atheist Christopher Hitchens announced that he now believes in God. Well, not quite, but he implied as much on Real Time with Bill Maher. During a typically slanted panel discussion about religion, the guests wondered why divorce rates for Evangelicals are so high. Hitchens explains (about 2.40 into this clip):

The reason for Evangelical hypocrisy is simple.…It's the same as Larry Craig. It's the Craig Factor. Those who condemn things mightily, and go on hammering the pulpit about them, have a secret share in the desire for them.

Hitchens, author of God is Not Great and editor of The Portable Atheist, condemns religion mightily, and hammers on the pulpit about it—so according to the Craig Factor, he must have a secret desire for religion! Good for him. We've taken issue with Hitchens in the past, but we'd like to be the first to congratulate him on his conversion.

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