Chris Matthews kept talking like that. Is it right? Mark Daniels, a Christian minister, asks. I've been listening to the audiobook of Christopher Hitchens reading his new book "God Is Not Great: Religion Poisons Everything," and, seeing Mark's question, I could almost hear Hitchen's sneering about how fatuous Matthews' exclamation is. But it looks like Mark and Christopher are on the same page here.
Seriously, if you credit God for stopping one attack, you're implicitly blaming Him for not stopping another, aren't you?
CORRECTION: I had "how fatuous the question is." Didn't mean that. [And "Good" for "God." Sorry. It's been a hard day. Or is God toying with me?]
ADDED: In the comments, I'm told that Mark comes around to accepting Matthews' exclamation. I guess I fell asleep during the sermon. Speaking of falling asleep, last night I had a dream about Hitchens. Someone I know had published something saying his argument that God does not exist was based entirely on the evil that human beings have done in His name and Hitchens was giving him an earful about what actually was in the book.