Category: Michael Reeves

Wrong type of fear of God

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Christopher Hitchen’s anti-theism was motivated by a fear of God. Asked on Fox News wgat he thought about the possibility of God’s existence, he replied:

I think it would be rather awful if it was true. if there was a permanent, total, round the clock divine supervision and invigilation of everything you did, you would never have a waking or sleeping moment when you weren’t being watched and controlled and supervised by some celestial entity from the moment of your conception to the moment of your death… It would be like living in North Korea.

Hitchens tragically misunderstood God so feared God.

Michael Reeves

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From the book "Rejoice and Tremble"

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We fear…

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We fear when we encounter something we cannot control. We fear when we face the prospect of losing something we love or experiencing something bad. We even fear when we face the prospect of gaining something wonderful, when that things seems too impossibly wonderful for us. Driling to the bottom of the matter, the Dutch theologian Wilhelmus a Brackel explained that “fear issues forth from love.” That is we fear because we love: we love ourselves and so fear bad things happening to us; we love our families, our friends, our things and so fear losing them.

Michael Reeves

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From the book "Rejoice and Tremble"

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