The question “Does God have a right to judge” is a central and important one. It is very clear that Hitchens believes that nobody has a right to judge him. But is this really consistent with his own reasoning?
To summarize, Hitchens feels that several of the commandments are insultingly obvious (e.g. don’t lie, steal, murder). He then rejects several of the commandments (e.g. worship the Lord only, do not covet), and he notes with disapproval that several very important commandments (e.g. love your children) are not on this list at all.
Please take careful note: he does not say, “I believe it would be convenient if these changes were made to the Ten Commandments.” Rather, he says, “These changes should be made.” He states that it is unethical and downright wrong that