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Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "Islamophobia: a word created by fascists, and used by cowards, to manipulate morons."

Islamophobia: a word created by fascists, and used by cowards, to manipulate morons.




Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "Religion is poison because it asks us to give up our most precious faculty, which is that of reason, and to believe things without evidence. It then asks us to respect this, which it calls faith."

Religion is poison because it asks us to give up our most precious faculty, which is that of reason, and to believe things without evidence. It then asks us to respect this, which it calls faith.




Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence."

Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "Human beings are pattern-seeking animals who will prefer even a bad theory or a conspiracy theory to no theory at all."

Human beings are pattern-seeking animals who will prefer even a bad theory or a conspiracy theory to no theory at all.




Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness."

I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "High moral character is not a precondition for great moral accomplishments."

High moral character is not a precondition for great moral accomplishments.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence."

What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.




Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "Why do humans exist? A major part of the answer: because Pikaia Gracilens survived the Burgess decimation."

Why do humans exist? A major part of the answer: because Pikaia Gracilens survived the Burgess decimation.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "The only real radicalism in our time will come as it always has—from people who insist on thinking for themselves and who reject party-mindedness."

The only real radicalism in our time will come as it always has—from people who insist on thinking for themselves and who reject party-mindedness.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "Mockery of religion is one of the most essential things... one of the beginnings of human emancipation is the ability to laugh at authority."

Mockery of religion is one of the most essential things... one of the beginnings of human emancipation is the ability to laugh at authority.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "The governor of Texas, who, when asked if the Bible should also be taught in Spanish, replied that 'if English was good enough for Jesus, then it's good enough for me."

The governor of Texas, who, when asked if the Bible should also be taught in Spanish, replied that 'if English was good enough for Jesus, then it's good enough for me.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "George Bush made a mistake when he referred to the Saddam Hussein regime as 'evil.' Every liberal and leftist knows how to titter at such black-and-white moral absolutism."

George Bush made a mistake when he referred to the Saddam Hussein regime as 'evil.' Every liberal and leftist knows how to titter at such black-and-white moral absolutism.




Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "I am absolutely convinced that religion is the main source of hatred in this world."

I am absolutely convinced that religion is the main source of hatred in this world.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "Since it is obviously inconceivable that all religions can be right, the most reasonable conclusion is that they are all wrong."

Since it is obviously inconceivable that all religions can be right, the most reasonable conclusion is that they are all wrong.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "Ronald Reagan used to alarm other constituencies by speaking freely about the End Times foreshadowed in the Bible."

Ronald Reagan used to alarm other constituencies by speaking freely about the End Times foreshadowed in the Bible.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "Endless praise and adoration, limitless abnegation and abjection of self; a celestial North Korea."

Endless praise and adoration, limitless abnegation and abjection of self; a celestial North Korea.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "In the ordinary moral universe, the good will do the best they can, the worst will do the worst they can, but if you want to make good people do wicked things, you’ll need religion."

In the ordinary moral universe, the good will do the best they can, the worst will do the worst they can, but if you want to make good people do wicked things, you’ll need religion.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it."

Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "To 'choose' dogma and faith over doubt and experience is to throw out the ripening vintage and to reach greedily for the Kool-Aid."

To 'choose' dogma and faith over doubt and experience is to throw out the ripening vintage and to reach greedily for the Kool-Aid.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "What is it you most dislike? Stupidity, especially in its nastiest forms of racism and superstition."

What is it you most dislike? Stupidity, especially in its nastiest forms of racism and superstition.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "How dismal it is to see present day Americans yearning for the very orthodoxy that their country was founded to escape."

How dismal it is to see present day Americans yearning for the very orthodoxy that their country was founded to escape.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "Religion is man-made. Even the men who made it cannot agree on what their prophets or redeemers or gurus actually said or did."

Religion is man-made. Even the men who made it cannot agree on what their prophets or redeemers or gurus actually said or did.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation - is that good for the world?"

To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation - is that good for the world?



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that's where it should stay."

Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that's where it should stay.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "Thanks to the telescope and the microscope, religion no longer offers an explanation for anything important."

Thanks to the telescope and the microscope, religion no longer offers an explanation for anything important.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "I have no time to waste on this planet being told what to do by those who think that God has given them instructions."

I have no time to waste on this planet being told what to do by those who think that God has given them instructions.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "The one thing that the racist can never manage is anything like discrimination: he is indiscriminate by definition."

The one thing that the racist can never manage is anything like discrimination: he is indiscriminate by definition.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks."

The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "I have always found it quaint and rather touching that there is a movement [Libertarians] in the US that thinks Americans are not yet selfish enough."

I have always found it quaint and rather touching that there is a movement [Libertarians] in the US that thinks Americans are not yet selfish enough.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "Skepticism rather than credulity is the highest principle that the human intellect can use to ennoble our existence."

Skepticism rather than credulity is the highest principle that the human intellect can use to ennoble our existence.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "Time spent arguing with the faithful is, oddly enough, almost never wasted."

Time spent arguing with the faithful is, oddly enough, almost never wasted.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "I burned the candle at both ends and it often gave a lovely light."

I burned the candle at both ends and it often gave a lovely light.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "One of the many problems with the American left has been its image as something rather too solemn, mirthless, herbivorous, dull, monochrome, righteous, and boring."

One of the many problems with the American left has been its image as something rather too solemn, mirthless, herbivorous, dull, monochrome, righteous, and boring.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "The gods that we've made are exactly the gods you'd expect to be made by a species that's about half a chromosome away from being chimpanzee."

The gods that we've made are exactly the gods you'd expect to be made by a species that's about half a chromosome away from being chimpanzee.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "The person who is certain, and who claims divine warrant for his certainty, belongs now to the infancy of our species."

The person who is certain, and who claims divine warrant for his certainty, belongs now to the infancy of our species.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "The secular state is the guarantee of religious pluralism. This apparent paradox, again, is the simplest and most elegant of political truths."

The secular state is the guarantee of religious pluralism. This apparent paradox, again, is the simplest and most elegant of political truths.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "Religion makes kind people say unkind things: "I must prove my faith, so mutilate the genitals of my children." They wouldn't do that if God didn't tell them to do so."

Religion makes kind people say unkind things: "I must prove my faith, so mutilate the genitals of my children." They wouldn't do that if God didn't tell them to do so.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "Ever since I discovered that my god given male member was going to give me no peace, I decided to give it no rest in return."

Ever since I discovered that my god given male member was going to give me no peace, I decided to give it no rest in return.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "The press is still investing itself, it seems to me, in a sort of cynicism. It comes out better for them if they can predict hard times, bogging down, sniping, attrition."

The press is still investing itself, it seems to me, in a sort of cynicism. It comes out better for them if they can predict hard times, bogging down, sniping, attrition.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "What a country, and what a culture, when the liberals cry before they are hurt, and the reactionaries pose as brave nonconformists, while the radicals make a fetish of their own jokey irrelevance."

What a country, and what a culture, when the liberals cry before they are hurt, and the reactionaries pose as brave nonconformists, while the radicals make a fetish of their own jokey irrelevance.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "The concept of loneliness and exile and self-sufficiency continually bucks me up."

The concept of loneliness and exile and self-sufficiency continually bucks me up.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "Arguments that explain everything... explain nothing"

Arguments that explain everything... explain nothing



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "I'm an atheist. I'm not neutral about religion, I'm hostile to it. I think it is a positively bad idea, not just a false one. And I mean not just organized religion, but religious belief itself."

I'm an atheist. I'm not neutral about religion, I'm hostile to it. I think it is a positively bad idea, not just a false one. And I mean not just organized religion, but religious belief itself.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "I sympathize afresh with the mighty Voltaire who, when badgered on his deathbed and urged to renounce the devil, murmured that this was no time to be making enemies."

I sympathize afresh with the mighty Voltaire who, when badgered on his deathbed and urged to renounce the devil, murmured that this was no time to be making enemies.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "I learned that to be amusing was not to be frivolous and that language - always the language - was the magic key as much to prose as to poetry."

I learned that to be amusing was not to be frivolous and that language - always the language - was the magic key as much to prose as to poetry.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "It is only those who hope to transform human beings who end up by burning them, like the waste product of a failed experiment."

It is only those who hope to transform human beings who end up by burning them, like the waste product of a failed experiment.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "I don't think it's possible to have a sense of tragedy without having a sense of humor."

I don't think it's possible to have a sense of tragedy without having a sense of humor.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "Millions of people die every day. Everyone's got to go sometime."

Millions of people die every day. Everyone's got to go sometime.



Christopher Hitchens Quotes: "Pakistan has to export a lot of uneducated people, many of whom have become infected with the most barbaric reactionary ideas."

Pakistan has to export a lot of uneducated people, many of whom have become infected with the most barbaric reactionary ideas.