Everybody wants to get into the act
|by Gina Dalfonzo|
He described his forthcoming book, God Is Not Great, as "a general case against religion." He says religions promote hatred, while demanding protection from hatred for themselves, usually in the form of censorship, to which he is intensely opposed in all its forms. . . .
Hitchens then goes on to make this highly rational statement:
"My own view is that this planet is used as a penal colony, lunatic asylum and dumping ground by a superior civilization, to get rid of the undesirable and unfit. I can't prove it, but you can't disprove it either. It happens to be my view, but it doesn't challenge any of the findings of Darwin or Huxley or Einstein or Hawking," he said.
This from the same man who later complains, "I get depressed by how easily people are satisfied, with so little argument." Yep, I think I see your point there, Mr. Hitchens.
Via Relapsed Catholic -- although, frustratingly, I've gone and lost the specific post. (Psst, Kathy -- how about an archives page? :-) )