Christopher Hitchens vs. the Trinity (Contending for God #5)

by Justin Wishart

The late Christopher Hitchens makes an argument that has gained some traction in Atheistic circles, and I have to admit that the argument is not bad. Michael Reeves, in his book Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith, quotes Hitchens as saying:

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.[i]