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Thu Feb 8, 2018, 07:16 AM

Christian author who said atheists exacerbate evil was cheating on his wife with two women

After the death of the legendary author, journalist, polemicist, and outspoken atheist Christopher Hitchens, Larry Alex Taunton wrote a book that claimed Hitchens flirted with becoming a Christian while on his death bed and may have even acquired a belief in God. The book was slammed outright as a farce.
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Taunton’s penchant for intellectual dishonesty aside, it turns out his Christian morals were lacking in the first place. According to a report from Al.com, Taunton resigned from the ministry he founded after “he was confronted about allegations that he had inappropriate relationships with two young women on the ministry staff.”
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The idea that atheists don’t have the same moral clarity as Christians was a common theme in Taunton’s work. In an op-ed for Fox News last year, he wrote that “atheism unquestionably exacerbates the evil in our nature. And if Christianity doesn’t make you good — strictly speaking, from a theological perspective, none of us are — it makes you better than you might otherwise be.”

Throughout a lifetime of professed atheism, Hitchens managed to stick to his principles. Taunton couldn’t even stay faithful to his wife.


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Reply Christian author who said atheists exacerbate evil was cheating on his wife with two women (Original post)
Soph0571 Feb 2018 OP
raccoon Feb 2018 #1
TreasonousBastard Feb 2018 #2
tanyev Feb 2018 #3
ExciteBike66 Feb 2018 #4
Laffy Kat Feb 2018 #5
Voltaire2 Feb 2018 #6
left-of-center2012 Feb 2018 #7
NeoGreen Feb 2018 #8
left-of-center2012 Feb 2018 #9
NeoGreen Feb 2018 #10
guillaumeb Feb 2018 #11
Jim Lane Feb 2018 #12

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 07:21 AM

1. These people are so hypocritical and while they bitch

About other people having premarital x or extramarital sex, they are always such horn dogs themselves.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 07:38 AM

2. So, ummm... how bad would he have been without Christianity to guide him?



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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 08:02 AM

3. And those women weren't even atheists.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 08:03 AM

4. I admit that I put an atheist hex on this good X-tian man... nt

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 08:04 AM

5. Hitchens presaged that someone would say that...

And he assured his followers that, unless he was delirious with fever or heavy narcotics, he would never say such a thing.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 08:07 AM

6. Obviously atheists made him do it.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 08:14 AM

7. In his defense ...

... no animals were harmed.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 08:33 AM

8. What about children? (nt)

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Response to NeoGreen (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 08:45 AM

9. What about children?

No thanks.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 09:18 AM

10. Sorry, I forgot my...

... smilie.

The implication being they didn't claim children were not harmed...

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 03:00 PM

11. Oops!!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 06:18 PM

12. Thanks! I've added this to Taunton's Wikipedia bio

 

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