Christopher Hitchens

"God Is Not Great"

"there exists not a shred of respectable evidence" for God's existence. xxii [Mitch Stokes in A Shot of Faith to the Head Ch 2, p11, responds to this form of evidentialism.]

"If one must have faith to believe in something, then the likelihood of that something having truth or value is considerably diminished. The harder work of inquiry,proof, and demonstration is infinitely more rewarding, and has confronted us with findings far more 'miraculous' and 'transcendent' than any theology. " "Our belief is not a belief. Our principles are not a faith."p5

[See Lennox response on p42 of "Gunning for God".]

"Religion poisons everything" p13

"A Bitter Rift Divides Atheists"

Barbara Bradley Hagerty, NPR, 19 October 2009

"I think religion should be treated with ridicule, hatred, and contempt, and I claim that right."

"The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever,"

Edited by Hitchens, Da Capo Press, 2007 xi

Lent praise to "a small but growing group of rationalists, who reject the absurd and wicked claims of the religious and look for answers in the marvels and complexities of science."

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