Albert Mohler is President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and Darrel Falk, past President of BioLogos, calls Albert Mohler “among the most important evangelicals in the world” and a “giant” in evangelical and fundamentalist circles. In April of 2003, Time magazine referred to Mohler as America’s “reigning intellectual in the evangelical movement . . . ”
But here’s what Albert Mohler tweeted about Christopher Hitchens on the day of his death:
The point about Christopher Hitchens is not that he died of unbelief, but that his unbelief is all that matters now. Unspeakably sad.
But how does Albert Mohler know “all that matters now” with regard to another human being’s fate in relation to God? As a highly regarded leader and intellectual within evangelicalism, you would think Mohler would bring caution to his statements concerning God’s state of mind in relation to Christopher Hitchens, and whether he’s in hell or not.
And anyone can play the “mind of God” guessing game, so here’s my take (contra Mohler’s): if God exists, I think God loves Christopher Hitchens. He was an angel to believers “unawares.” If the Bible is going to be quoted around Hitchens’s death, it’s not the hell verses, but this one that gets my vote (Hebrews 13:2 from the King James Version):
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
The Episcopalian Christians who made the below video, in my opinion, display the “better angels” of religious sentiment. Mohler, by contrast, displays the type of sentiment that makes of religion a psychological poison, a perversity, an obscenity, a farce.