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Christopher Hitchens believes there is no need for the supernatural

Christopher Hitchens said in an interview with The Atlantic - ‘There’s no need for the supernatural. The natural is wonderful enough.’

Transcending God: An Interview with Christopher Hitchens - The Atlantic

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Further on the interview, Hitchens says that religion is an impedimento to viewing the natural world as something beautiful and awe-inspiring. Despite being an atheist myself, I’m not sure I would agree. You can find beauty and appreciation in it even if you think it was made by something instead of pure chance. Both are interesting ideas, and Hitchens seems to be a bit of an elitist here with his statement. I’m curious to know what you think!

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Christopher Hitchens said in an interview ’ The best way you could put it is that there couldn’t be any suspension of those laws to benefit someone who prayed, for the sun to stand still while he finished his battle. No. That would be trivial compared to the extraordinary consistency and harmony that does seem to apply to the laws of physics. That’s beautiful. And religion is an obstacle to our seeing that.’

Transcending God: An Interview with Christopher Hitchens - The Atlantic