Christopher Hitchens destroys religion

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If anyone thinks that there’s a question

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having once heard me thinks is a
question I answered poorly or adequately

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or badly or failed to answer at all i
would like to challenge me

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I’d happily give them five minutes but
I’ve i have so say shot my build

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otherwise it is there anyone who would
like to charge me

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yes Peter

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if you spend your whole life trying to
convince people that there is why don’t

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you just stay all was the repeat that
was the country and the question is if

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there if there is no God why spend
you’re watching career are trying to

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refute that when I just leave it alone
and stay home

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fair enough well it’s it’s not my it
isn’t my whole career for one thing it’s

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become a major preoccupation of my life
though in the last eight or nine years

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especially since September 11 2001 to
try and help generate an opposition to

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theocracy and it’s depredations
internationally that that that is now

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probably my main political reputation to
help people in afghanistan in somalia in

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Iraq and Lebanon Israel to resist those
who sincerely want to encompass the

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destruction of civilization and
sincerely believe they have got on this

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side in wanting to do so the thing maybe
i will take the few minutes just to say

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something that I find repulsive about
especially monotheistic messianic

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religion in it with a large part of
itself it quite clearly do wants us all

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to die

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it wants this world come to an end you
can tell the yearning for things to be

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over whenever you read any of its real
text or listen to any of its real

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authentic spokesman not the sort of the
pathetic apologies to sometimes

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masquerade for those who talk

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there was a famous spokesman for this in
in Virginia until recently about the

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rapture say that do those of us who’ve
chosen rightly will be gathered to the

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arms of Jesus

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leaving all the rest of you behind if
we’re in a car

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it’s your lookout that car won’t have a
driver anymore if we’re if we’re pilot

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that’s your lookout that plane will
crash

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we will be with Jesus and the rest of
you can go straight to hell

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the the eschatological element that is
inseparable from Christianity if you

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don’t believe that there is to be an
apocalypse there is going to be an end

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as a separation of the sheep and the
goats a condemnation final one

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then you’re not really a believer and
the contempt for the things of this

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world shows through all of them it’s
well put in an old rhyme from a an

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English exclusive brethren sector says
that we are the pure and chosen few

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and all the rest of jammed there’s room
enough in health for you

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we don’t want heaven crammed you can
tell it when you see the extreme Muslims

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talk

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they cannot wait they cannot wait for
death and destruction to overtake can

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overwhelm the world they can’t wait for
for of what i would call without

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ambiguity a final solution when you look
at the israeli settlers paid for often

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by American tax dollars decide if they
can steal enough land from other people

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and get all the Jews into the Promised
Land and all the non Jews out of it then

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finally the Jewish people we will be
worthy of the return of the Messiah and

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there are Christians in this country you
consider it their job to help this

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happen so that Armageddon can occur so
the painful business of living as humans

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and studying civilization and trying to
acquire learning and knowledge and

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health and medicine and to push mother
can all be scrapped and and the the cult

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of death can take over that to me is a
hideous thing in an eschatological terms

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in end times

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terms on its own hateful idea hateful
price

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doctors and hateful theory but very much
to be opposed in our daily lives where

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there are people who sincerely mean it

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who want who want to ruin the good
relations that could exist between

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different peoples nations and races
countries tribes ethnicities

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whoo-hoo say openly say they love death
more than we love life and who are

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betting with God on their side

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they’re right about that so when I say
in is the subject of my book that I

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think religion poisons everything I’m
not just doing what publishers like and

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coming up with the provocative subtitle

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I mean to say it effects us in the in
our most basic integrity it says we

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can’t be moral without Big Brother
without a totalitarian permission means

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we can’t be good to one another as we
can’t do with without this we we must be

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afraid we must also be forced to love
someone who we fear the essence of

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sadomasochism at the essence of
abjection the essence of the

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master-slave ranger and that knows that
death is coming and can’t wait to bring

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it on

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I say this is evil and though i do some
nights stay home

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I enjoy more the nights when I go out
and fight against this ultimate

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wickedness and ultimate stability

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thank you

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