Ken wrote: "And considering the source, quel surpise. "
Christopher Hitchens' book God is Not Great - How Religion Poisons Everything preaches atheism to the unchurched and makes some overly obvious arguments with which few of his readers will disagree. Sample chapters:
Religion Kills,The Metaphysical Claims of Religion are False,The Koran is Borrowed from Both Jewish and Christian Myths,
and so on. For all that, he is not strident and makes a a good case for The Need for a New Enlightenment (another chapter.) The remark on Waugh and Eliot is tossed into a discussion of how the church was a reliable ally for fascist regimes in Europe around the time of WW2 and is not backed up.
I wondered if any TSE listers understood the remark better than I. Diana
From: Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: Eliot and Waugh's Catholicism
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 11:30:21 -0400
At 11:04 AM 6/4/2007, Diana Manister wrote:
>David, Evelyn Waugh's catholicism seems not to have been the comfort
>to him that Eliot's Anglican version of the faith was:
Whatever Waugh's problems, the more important observation David makes is:
>Surely, that's wholly inaccurate and totally without foundation
>links Eliot and Waugh and [presumably Roman] 'Catholicism' with
And considering the source, quel surpise.