The Christian faith has become the principal obstacle to the desire of earthly utopians for absolute power

 
“Peter Hitchens is the brother of the prominent atheist Christopher Hitchens. He is an award-winning columnist and author, and currently writes for the British newspaper, The Mail on Sunday. Unlike his brother, Peter professes a Christian faith..
..Peter asks, “Why is there such a fury against religion now?” He answers,

The Christian religion has become the principal obstacle to the desire of earthly utopians for absolute power.

“Only one reliable force stands in the way of the power of the strong over the weak … Only one reliable force restrains the hand of the man of power. And in an age of power-worship, the Christian religion has become the principal obstacle to the desire of earthly utopians for absolute power” (p. 83)..

…In his search for the answer to the question, ‘Why do atheists want there to be no God?’, Peter makes an interesting reference to Thomas Nagel, Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University. In his book The last Word, Nagel discussed his fear of religion and wrote,

“I speak from experience, being strongly subject to this fear myself: I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers … I don’t want there to be a God; I don’t want the universe to be like that” (p. 109).”

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