I loved reading Christopher Hitchins’ outrageous quotes. He had some brilliant ways of putting things.
What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.
Speaks for itself.
My own view is that this planet is used as a penal colony, lunatic asylum and dumping ground by a superior civilisation, to get rid of the undesirable and unfit. I can’t prove it, but you can’t disprove it either.
That made me laugh. But it seems like it sometimes. Some of the people who achieve high office are utterly deranged yet people vote them in!
The Koran shows every sign of being thrown together by human beings, as do all the other holy books.
If you look objectively at the writings that is obvious – yet there are still people who firmly believe they are the word perfect utterances of God.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
Too true! You do not have to be religious to be moral. Neither are all religious people moral.
Only the aspirants for president are fool enough to believe what they read in the newspapers.
I certainly don’t.
To terrify children with the image of hell… to consider women an inferior creation. Is that good for the world?
Well you know my answer. The inbuilt misogyny of the Abrahamic tradition is a cultural legacy from the nomadic Arab tribes who wrote it. To teach religion to children is nothing more or less than child abuse and a blatant attempt to indoctrinate.
If you gave Falwell (Jerry Falwell – conservative Southern Baptist Pastor) an enema he could be buried in a matchbox
I found this hilarious.
The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.
To think and question is human. To accept and put blind faith in superstition also seems to be human.
To the dumb question, ‘Why me?’ the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply, ‘Why not?’
There’s nothing special about any of us.
To ‘choose’ dogma and faith over doubt and experience is to throw out the ripening vintage and to reach greedily for the Kool-Aid.
I prefer a good vintage.
I don’t think the war in Afghanistan was ruthlessly enough waged.
Well I think war is always brutal and ruthless. There has to be better ways.
I don’t think it’s possible to have a sense of tragedy without having a sense of humor.
Well, we can’t say any more than we can say there is no god, there is no afterlife. We can only say there is no persuasive evidence for or argument for it.
That’s good enough for me.
High moral character is not a precondition for great moral accomplishments.
I miss the guy!! We need more outspoken, intelligent free-thinkers.