Sunday, March 28, 2010

Christopher Hitchens's non-atheist brother

Christopher Hitchens, who is currently doing his darnedest to take down Pope Benedict XVI, and the Catholic Church, and Christianity, and faith...well, he has a brother, Peter, who went through his own bout with the faith in his younger years. Peter, however, came through his disbelief, to the point where he now now debates his older sibling in public forums. In this piece in Britain's Daily Mail, Peter touches on faith, atheism, and brotherly bonds, coming to the conclusion that passions as strong as his brother's are "more likely to be countered by the unexpected force of poetry, which can ambush the human heart at any time."

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