a fan made video i found on youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/pangeaprogress:
Christopher Hitchens wields the hammer of reason on the glass house of religion. One of Hitchens most basic yet devastating critiques of religion.
"...the final insult that relgion does to our system:
It appeals both to our meanness, our self-centeredness, our solipsism, and to our masochism. In other words, its sadomasochistic. Put it like this, your a clot of blood, your a piece of mud, your lucky to be alive, God fashioned you for his convenience and then your born in filth and sin. And even though every religion thats principially ever been, says we should be disgusted by our own sexuality (name me a religion that does not play on that fact). So your lucky to be here, originally sinful, covered in shame and filth as you are, your a wretched creature, BUT, take heart, the universe is designed with you in mind. And heaven has a plan for you.
Ladies and gentleman, I close by saying, I can't believe there is a thinking person here, who does not realize, that our species would begin to grow to something like its full height if it left it's childishness behind. If it emancipated itself from this sinister, childish nonsense. "
"Of the other bodies in our solar in our own solar system alone, the rest are all either far too cold to support anything recognizable as life, or far too hot. The same, as it happens, is true of own blue and rounded planetary home, where heat contends with cold to make large tracts of it into useless wasteland, and where we have come to learn that we live, and have always lived, on a climatic knife edge. Meanwhile, the sun is getting ready to explode and devour its dependent planets like some jealous chief or tribal deity. Some design!"
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