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  • #1
    “Under normal circumstances, disproval of a theory or statement is a relatively simple task; if you find one fault or weakness in the argument upon which the theory rests, it is no longer a valid argument.”
    David G McAfee, Disproving Christianity and Other Secular Writings

  • #2
    Isaac Asimov
    “Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #3
    Christopher Hitchens
    “Take the risk of thinking for yourself , much more happiness , truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way ..”
    Christopher Hitchens

  • #4
    Christopher Hitchens
    “That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
    Christopher Hitchens

  • #5
    Christopher Hitchens
    “To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation—is that good for the world?”
    Christopher Hitchens

  • #6
    Christopher Hitchens
    “Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.”
    Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

  • #7
    Christopher Hitchens
    “The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.”
    Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian

  • #8
    Christopher Hitchens
    “We keep on being told that religion, whatever its imperfections, at least instills morality. On every side, there is conclusive evidence that the contrary is the case and that faith causes people to be more mean, more selfish, and perhaps above all, more stupid.”
    Christopher Hitchens

  • #9
    Christopher Hitchens
    “Many religions now come before us with ingratiating smirks and outspread hands, like an unctuous merchant in a bazaar. They offer consolation and solidarity and uplift, competing as they do in a marketplace. But we have a right to remember how barbarically they behaved when they were strong and were making an offer that people could not refuse.”
    Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

  • #10
    Christopher Hitchens
    “[E]xceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.”
    Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

  • #11
    Christopher Hitchens
    MT [Mother Teresa] was not a friend of the poor. She was a friend of poverty. She said that suffering was a gift from God. She spent her life opposing the only known cure for poverty, which is the empowerment of women and the emancipation of them from a livestock version of compulsory reproduction.”
    Christopher Hitchens

  • #12
    Christopher Hitchens
    “I suppose that one reason I have always detested religion is its sly tendency to insinuate the idea that the universe is designed with 'you' in mind or, even worse, that there is a divine plan into which one fits whether one knows it or not. This kind of modesty is too arrogant for me.”
    Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

  • #13
    Christopher Hitchens
    “Our belief is not a belief. Our principles are not a faith. We do not rely soley upon science and reason, because these are necessary rather than sufficient factors, but we distrust anything that contradicts science or outrages reason. We may differ on many things, but what we respect is free inquiry, openmindedness, and the pursuit of ideas for their own sake.”
    Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

  • #14
    Christopher Hitchens
    “The Bible may, indeed does, contain a warrant for trafficking in humans, for ethnic cleansing, for slavery, for bride-price, and for indiscriminate massacre, but we are not bound by any of it because it was put together by crude, uncultured human mammals.”
    Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

  • #15
    Christopher Hitchens
    “What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.”
    Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

  • #16
    Christopher Hitchens
    “To the dumb question "Why me?" the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: why not?”
    Christopher Hitchens, Mortality
    tags: fate



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