As I hastily prepare for the biggest trip of my life, please enjoy this link to an excellent interview of Christopher Hitchens by Andrew Anthony at The Observer (theguardian.co.uk).
Here is one of my favorite lines from the article:
His (Hitchens’) beef, in any event, is not really against faith itself, but against the way that all faiths are compelled to make irrational demands on believers and non-believers alike.
Very well put.
And I can’t pass up on nothing this one too:
As for the notion that his brand of atheism is reductive or joyless, it’s religion, he contests, that is “cosmically hopeless, as is all the related masochism that goes with it – you’ve got to spend your entire life making up for the vermin you are. What is that if not degrading? We don’t do that to people. We say you may as well know you’re a primate, but take heart, primates are capable of great things.”
Classic Hitch! Great article, I think you will enjoy it as much as I did!