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Could Christopher Hitchens Been Right?


Christopher Hitchens passed away this past week. He was one of the staunchest atheists of our time. He was the author of, God Is Not Great, which was a very popular book this past year.

I recently read this quote from Hitchens, who said: “God didn’t invent man; man invented God.”

In many ways, he is absolutely right. The ego invented man. Man is a creation of ego. Ego is a way of thinking that gives God’s child the opportunity to experience what it is not. The ego created man as an opportunity to live out the desire to experience what it’s like to be separate from God. From this perspective, it is the ego that created man, not God.

In addition, man has really no idea what God is. Man has invented all kinds of beliefs, theories, and concepts of what God is, but for the most part, they are all simply made up because they exist within the realm of limited thought. God is not limited, and an understanding of God can only happen through direct experience, beyond with the mind of man can invent.

If both of these assertions are true, then Hitchens was absolutely right: “God didn’t invent man; man invented God.”

There are a couple of good questions that Hitchens did probably not investigate. If he wanted to know how to hear God’s voice in his life, and dedicate his life to hearing God’s voice, he probably would have figured it out. Since he dedicated his life to disproving the existence of God, that is what he came to prove. If he had sought out to prove the existence of God and the ability to hear God’s voice, he more than likely would have had a direct experience of it himself.

That which we seek, we find. It is as simple as that. If we want to hear God’s voice, we will. If we want to prove the inexistence of God, we can.

When people call our free spiritual counseling hotline, they are seeking to hear God’s voice, so that is what they find. Atheists don’t call the hotline to disprove God. It is those who are seeking God who call. Because of this, they often have a very powerful experience, as they receive exactly what they’re looking for.

This isn’t bad. It’s simply a fact. Seek and you shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened.

  • Rusty

    This assertion, if taken seriously, would need to be applied even-handedly across all religions. Therefore those setting out to find an Islamic god will invariably find him. While those setting out to find a Christian or Jewish god will also similarly do so.

    What can we conclude from this? That there are multiple gods? Or that man creates the god that he set out to find?

    Any reasonable person would conclude the latter, which is why the Hitchens’s assertion that God is man-made is both the most democratic and the most honest conclusion.

  • I agree with you. The only problem is, Hitchins took this to mean that there is no God, when that is not the case. It’s an easy assumption to think, but it still a wrong conclusion. He just never had the luxury of having a direct experience to know the difference.