Beyond atheist, author Christopher Hitchens is a self acclaimed anti-theist, and after writing his book "God Is Not Great, how religion poisons everything". Chose Instead of traditionally signing books at bookstores, opted to cross this Nation, Canada, England, and Australia, debating the foremost religious leaders of our day. Most all the debates are found on YouTube, or listed in the book.  Even though Christopher asked his antagonist to debate him with Bible scripture, they did not.  Posthumously the book will now rectifie the oversight for Christopher's audience.

This book is not for the faint of heart, atheist or Christian alike, you  will now learn the scriptural answers to all of Christopher's mis-informed complaints against God, God's Son, and the Bible. However it will not spare false religion and it's teachings, along with the religious leaders found in the debates.  Far from what you think you may know, You will now learn what the Bible really teaches.


Table of Contents

Introduction …………………….............................. 1

Chapter 1

List of YouTube Debates and Discussions...............  8

Chapter 2

Christopher Hitchens, Why Not

Use The Bible? …………..........................…..…   16

Chapter 3

Christopher Hitchens Asks, Why Does Your

God Allow Pain, Suffering and Death? .......... 37

Two Creations, Two Beginnings……............   44

Chapter 4

Christopher Hitchens, Where Are The Dead?

You’re Going Straight to Hell for that One! ....... 53

The First Lie…………………………………..   56

Hell…………………………………….……..    59

Gehenna and the Lake of Fire………….…......   61

What is Your Choice? ...... 64

Two Resurrections………………………...….... 66

Chapter 5

Saddam Hussein and Family, Yes

The Amalekites, No ………………..……….... 72

Chapter 6

  Christopher Hitchens Isolating the Ten

Commandments …………………………..…..  77

Chapter 7

  Christopher Hitchens Refers to Jesus as

     Gentle, Meek & Mild……………………….....  86

Chapter 8

  Christopher Hitchens Won’t Tolerate The

Sacrifice of Abraham’s Son…………….…......   90

Circumcision……………………………...……  94

Chapter 9

Christopher Hitchens’ Book:

God is Not Great ..........   99

How To Identify False Religion……….............. 106

Chapter 10

Christopher Hitchens’Challenge…................ 111

Christopher Declares “Faith is Blind”…….. 112

Chapter 11

Christopher Hitchens Refuses the Thought on:

Pray and Be Heard……………….………….... 114

 Conclusion………………………………........ 120

Ref……………................................................ 127

Scripture List……………………………......... 129

Notes…………………………………….......... 136

About The Author………………….……......... 139

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INTRODUCTION          

This book will follow Christopher’s request, asked by him at the beginning of the Christopher Hitchens versus Dinesh D’Souza YouTube discussion.  After a long-winded answer from Dinesh, Christopher states, in almost a pleading way, “Why doesn’t anyone just use scripture to debate me?  I would have more respect for them.”  This came after quoting Jesus’ words at John 14:6

‘…no one comes to the Father except through me.’  Christopher is correct when he says no one knows the mind of God and should not presume to speak for Him. With religious leaders not using the Bible in the discussions and debates, you will see Christopher’s statement is exactly how man-made religion gets started and poisons everything.

Man-made religion certainly poisoned Christopher, as well as others. In one of Christopher’s last interviews found on YouTube before his untimely death, with his friend Richard Dawkins presenting an award, Mr. Dawkins gives a most eloquent, wonderful, and precise tribute to Christopher Hitchens.  Christopher could not say, as he does many times at the beginning of his debates, “thank you for that terse introduction.”  No, Mr. Dawkins captured how most people feel, myself included, about this great, intellectual and brilliant man.  

         In each of Christopher’s debates found on YouTube, many of which will be listed herein, Christopher’s antagonists try and debate Christopher on his own turf, that being, using science, philosophy, secular church history and quoting as many books and authors as possible, using double-point scrabble words.  All of the religious leaders, trying to defend man-made religion using the tactics above, failed miserably. 

Why, it’s simple: Christopher did a splendid job at the podium casting off any doubts why “Manmade religion poisons everything.”  Most antagonists center their arguments on the last two words “poisoned everything” when it would have been far better off for them to focus on the first four words: “Man-made religion poisons!” In addition, from these religions and their sanguinary history, it would be easy to see how one could fall away or turn to atheism, as so many have done.  In the chapters to follow, we will deal with Christopher’s complaints and objections about God, the Bible, and Bible history without defending man-made religion. 

Yes, in the debates with Christopher, the well-educated, so-called Christian religious leaders stayed far away from quoting the Bible.  They said things like “the Bible is filled with allegory, metaphor, and contradictions”, basically turning their back on the admonition given at 2 Timothy 3:16,17 where we read, ‘All scripture is inspired of God and is beneficial for teaching, reproving, and setting things straight.’  To call oneself a Christian, one must be “Christ-like” following Jesus’ example, using the Bible.  When setting things straight, for example, Matthew 4:6 shows us each time Jesus answered saying, “it is written” in this case quoting from the book of Deuteronomy.  Jesus also said at John 7:16-18, ‘I speak not my words but he that sent me… whoever speaks of his own originality is seeking his own glory.’  

You will see in Chapter 2 of this book, with my research of the Bible, I believe 100% the Bible is the inspired word of God.  I also believe 100% in the verses at 2 Timothy 3:16,17.  Why not let the Bible interpret itself; do not speak for the Bible and “poison everything”.

In the Bible, there are over 31,000 thoughts from God.  True, they are situated in a way to stay hidden from the pompous, self-important, grandiose religious leaders of our day.  When viewing the debates, you will hear these men starting off a sentence with “I think God does this”, “I think God wants” or “I think God…”  This is the very reason why “religion poisons everything” - because it is man’s thoughts.  You are receiving man’s thoughts and not God’s.  Why should this be so important to you?  Jesus gives a warning at Matthew 7:13,14 and right before this scripture, Jesus tells us what we need to do. He adds “broad and spacious is the road leading to destruction whereas cramped and narrow is the road leading to life, and few are the ones finding it.”  

It has been estimated by some, millions of people lived at the time of the flood in Noah’s day, and only eight survived.  Before the flood came, what were men, women and their children doing wrong that warranted them being destroyed?  In Matthew 24:38-39, the Bible tells us they were doing the ordinary things of life, such as ‘eating and drinking, men marrying, women being given into marriage, and they took NO NOTE and the flood waters came and swept them all away.’  God’s not big on numbers, but He is big on “worshipping in spirit and truth” as written in John 4:24.  Why not take your Bible out and follow along, looking up every scripture, even if it’s already quoted?  This book will give you a solid scriptural answer to the questions and accusations brought up by Christopher in the debates. Christopher is brilliant with the religious leaders debating him, but as smart as he is, he’s no match for God.        

When viewing the debates, it might be said Christopher used the Bible more than his opponents; however, the following pages will endeavor to rectify this oversight.  Even if you have read the Bible cover-to-cover, like Christopher himself, or if you will be viewing scripture for the first time, in the pages to follow, you will see scriptures and learn a completely different understanding from that which you have come to understand or have been taught from man-made religion. 

Before you dismiss this thinking, why not turn to Chapter Four entitled: “Where Are the Dead?/You’re Going Straight to Hell for That One!”  See for yourself if this is what you were taught from man-made religion.  Yes, grab your Bible.  It’s a challenge!