Christopher Hitchens Quotes

It’s funny that I’m writing a post about Christopher Hitchens, an outspoken atheist, after uploading spiritual music. He’s one of the most provocative political commentators I’ve come across. Check out the video below.

[O]wners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.

Europeans think Americans are fat, vulgar, greedy, stupid, ambitious and ignorant and so on. And they’ve taken as their own, as their representative American, someone who actually embodies all of those qualities.

He was talking about Michael Moore.

Hitchens: Why can’t you keep [your Christianity] to yourself?

Interviewer: Why can’t you keep your atheism to yourself?

Hitchens: Because the religious won’t allow me to. Because every time I open the paper, there’s another instance of theocratic encroachment on free society, which I won’t put up with. Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.

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  1. At the point where the interviewer asks C. Hitchens why he can’t keep his Atheism to himself, if I had been Hitchens, I might have replied that it wasn’t a fair comparison in that Atheism is to religion as abstinence is to a sex position… Atheism is not something you can share other than by calling it intellectualism or rational thinking, whereas belief in any supernatural entity is simply wishful thinking. Is this sufficiently clear for you??

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