“Religion was the race’s first (and worst) attempt to make sense of reality.”

Christopher Hitchens: Religion invents a problem where none exists by describing the wicked as also made in the image of god and the sexually nonconformist as existing in a state of incurable mortal sin that can incidentally cause floods and earthquakes. How did such evil nonsense ever come to be so influential? And why are […]

“If Jesus could heal a blind person he happened to meet, then why not heal blindness?”

Christopher Hitchens: If Jesus could heal a blind person he happened to meet, then why not heal blindness? What was so wonderful about his casting out devils, so that the devils would enter a herd of pigs instead? That seemed sinister: more like black magic. With all this continual prayer, why no result? Why did […]