Wilson vs. Hitchens...

(Tim w/thanks to Lucas) No, not that Hitchens, sillies; this one. Watching this trailer for a soon-to-be released documentary of the debate last year between Doug Wilson and purported atheist, Christopher Hitchens, I thought back to a conversation I had with longtime Village Voice columnist, ACLU board member, jazz expert, and one of the two or three best essayists against euthanasia, infanticide, and child-slaughter in our land, Nat Hentoff. He was in Madison for a speaking engagement and, being active in Presbyterians Pro-Life at the time, I asked Mr. Hentoff if he'd be open to an invitation to debate an abortion advocate at our Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly?

Quickly, he said "Yes," but then inquired, "Why would you want me?"

I responded that I thought he'd be perfect because he'd speak from the same presuppositional basis as our denominational leaders.

Another part of our conversation that sticks in my mind was Hentoff saying, "Every atheist should be pro-life because life's all we have."


And to think that I was getting excited over the new Star Trek film...

Star Trek? There's a new adaptation of George Eliot's Middlemarch due out next year - screen play by Andrew Davies who did the script for the 1994 miniseries on PBS.

That's what I'M waiting for . . .


I've watched this probably half a dozen times now, and it just struck me this morning that though we see symbols of our faith in the clip -- a cross, a Bible -- we see none of atheism. Atheism has no symbols, nor can it have any except to borrow ours and cross them out. Even the very word "atheism" is a crossing-out of "theism." Illustrating once again that the devil can do nothing original...he can only react to what God has done.

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