I did not, in actual fact, receive an e-mail from Christopher Hitchens. I had presumed that, if nothing else, the “P.S. Please don’t tell anyone” added at the end of the message which I posted on my blog would give it away.
That anyone could take it seriously indicates that what FTK does is precisely what one would expect an atheist to do in order to undermine Christianity by pretending to be one, yet behaving in profoundly unchristian ways. FTK censors comments on her blog and claims to be doing what she does ‘for the kids’, yet on ERV she calls that blogger a “frothing bitch”. I apologize for even repeating such language; FTK apparently thinks that it is the way to share the Gospel.
So, the sum of the matter is this. The most likely scenario: atheists don’t need to pretend to be Christian bloggers behaving in irrational and unchristian ways, because there are Christians who are willing to do this work for them. To reverse the famous quote about Darwin, “Antievolutionists came and, under the guise of a friend, did the work of an enemy”. An alternative scenario: I made a lucky guess, and FTK really is someone trying to undermine Christianity by pretending to be a Christian and yet behaving in unchristian ways. The scary and profoundly sad part is that it is impossible to tell which. The sad part for Christians is that this leaves me having to apologize to Christopher Hitchens for jokingly associating his name with this individual who claims that she is one.For a discussion about/with “For The Kids”, who (if she really is a soccer mom) apparently thinks her kids are best served by spending long amounts of time blogging about things that she has no expertise in, visit Unreasonable Kansans. It is a forum set up to discuss FTK’s posts on her blog, where she censors comments, not to prevent the use of vulgarity on the internet, but to prevent anyone making it obvious on her blog itself that she has misunderstood the nature of both science and her own faith tradition.