Friday, June 22, 2007

The Cultural Illiteracy of Easy Atheists

Christopher Hitchens writes: "We are not immune to the lure of wonder and mystery and awe: we have music and art and literature, and find that the serious ethical dilemmas are better handled by Shakespeare and Tolstoy and Schiller and Dostoyevsky and George Eliot than in the mythical morality tales of the holy books."

Mary Graber responds: "
But Hitchens must be banking on a readership that has not read Shakespeare, Tolstoy, and Dostoyevsky."

Read the whole thing

(HT: Frank Beckwith)