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Peter Hitchens: “Why is there such a fury against religion now?”

28 October 2015

Peter-Hitchens

“Why is there such a fury against religion now? Because religion is the one reliable force that stands in the way of the power of the strong over the weak. The one reliable force that forms the foundation of the concept of the rule of law.
The one reliable force that restrains the hand of the man of power. In an age of powerworship, the Christian religion has become the principal obstacle to the desire of earthly utopians for absolute power.” 

– Peter Hitchens, The Rage Against God: How Atheism Led Me to Faith

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. 28 October 2015 12:50 pm

    I think it may be called fear. Fear that we will not be allowed to do as we like without having to think of others. Rather sad, really.

  2. 28 October 2015 11:33 pm

    I don’t think Mr Hitchens realises the immense power the Church has had and how it abused it.
    (Unless there’s more to this quote.)

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