Friday, December 26, 2008

A Sober Thought From Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, is perhaps the leading atheist-pundit on the planet today. He is also a chain-smoking, heavy-drinking, disdainful, arrogant prick. What's not to like?

In his latest broadside, Hitchens lays out the truth about the odious Rick Warren:
"As Barack Obama is gradually learning, his job is to be the president of all Americans at all times. If he likes, he can oppose the idea of marriage for Americans who are homosexual. That's a policy question on which people may and will disagree. However, the man he has chosen to deliver his inaugural invocation is a relentless clerical businessman who raises money on the proposition that certain Americans—non-Christians, the wrong kind of Christians, homosexuals, nonbelievers—are of less worth and littler virtue than his own lovely flock of redeemed and salvaged and paid-up donors.

This quite simply cannot stand."


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