Christopher Hitchens was a flash point at the intersection of religion, science, morality, and philosophy.
A liquor swilling chain smoker who grew-up in a Catholic orphanage, Christopher Hitchens died in 2011 of throat cancer.
"Hateful ideas" should be opposed in our daily lives, where there are people who want to ruin the good relations that could exist between [the world's people]". -- Christopher Hitchens
"Religion infects us in our most basic integrity. It means we can't be moral without totalitarianism." -- Christopher Hitchens
"[Religion is the essence of satomasochism]". -- Christopher Hitchens