August 15, 2012
"I suppose that one reason I have always detested religion is its sly tendency to insinuate the idea that the universe is designed with ‘you’ in mind or, even worse, that there is a divine plan into which one fits whether one knows it or not. This kind of modesty is too arrogant for me."

— Christopher Hitchens

August 5, 2012
"Why do humans exist? A major part of the answer: because Pikaia Gracilens survived the Burgess decimation."

— Christopher Hitchens

August 4, 2012
"Thus, though I dislike to differ with such a great man, Voltaire was simply ludicrous when he said that if god did not exist it would be necessary to invent him. The human invention of god is the problem to begin with."

— Christopher Hitchens

August 1, 2012
"The Bible may, indeed does, contain a warrant for trafficking in humans, for ethnic cleansing, for slavery, for bride-price, and for indiscriminate massacre, but we are not bound by any of it because it was put together by crude, uncultured human mammals."

— Christopher Hitchens

July 30, 2012
"Our belief is not a belief. Our principles are not a faith. We do not rely soley upon science and reason, because these are necessary rather than sufficient factors, but we distrust anything that contradicts science or outrages reason. We may differ on many things, but what we respect is free inquiry, openmindedness, and the pursuit of ideas for their own sake."

— Christopher Hitchens

July 27, 2012
"To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation—is that good for the world?"

— Christopher Hitchens

July 12, 2012
"That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence."

— Christopher Hitchens

February 4, 2012
"To ‘choose’ dogma and faith over doubt and experience is to throw out the ripening vintage and to reach greedily for the Kool-Aid."

— Christopher Hitchens

February 3, 2012
"Thus, though I dislike to differ with such a great man, Voltaire was simply ludicrous when he said that if god did not exist it would be necessary to invent him. The human invention of god is the problem to begin with."

— Christopher Hitchens

February 2, 2012
"Our belief is not a belief. Our principles are not a faith. We do not rely soley upon science and reason, because these are necessary rather than sufficient factors, but we distrust anything that contradicts science or outrages reason. We may differ on many things, but what we respect is free inquiry, openmindedness, and the pursuit of ideas for their own sake."

— Christopher Hitchens

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