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Hitchens on those who welcome the end of the world

Posted by Paulo on May 4, 2012

How many times in my own life have I heard Christians, Muslims, and whoever else lamenting about how evil this world is and how they can’t wait for this world to end. The late Christopher Hitchens says it much better than I ever could.

Yes, he sounds like an arrogant bastard in the beginning but don’t let that put you off. Keep going and listen to what he has to say. He is dead on.

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Goodbye to Christopher Hitchens, the Mighty Warrior for Reason

Posted by Clamence/The Chaplain on December 16, 2011

Farewell, but no adieu to Christopher Hitchens, writer of God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. Thank you for fighting the good fight against the ignorance and hypocrisy of the powerful.

Here is a quote from Hitchens I found in one of the articles on the web that commemorates his life: “Faith is the surrender of the mind; it’s the surrender of reason, it’s the surrender of the only thing that makes us different from other mammals […] It’s our need to believe, and to surrender our skepticism and our reason, our yearning to discard that and put all our trust or faith in someone or something, that is the sinister thing to me. Of all the supposed virtues, faith must be the most overrated.”

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