And do you think that unto such as you;
A maggot-minded, starved, fanatic crew:
God gave the Secret, and denied it me? - -
Well, well, what matters it! Believe that, too.
- Richard Le Gallienne
A noted critic of religion and a self described antitheist, Christopher Hitchens (13 April 1949 -- 15 December 2011) said that a person "could be an atheist and wish that belief in god were correct", but that "an antitheist, a term I'm trying to get into circulation, is someone who is relieved that there's no evidence for such an assertion." According to Hitchens, the concept of a god or a supreme being is a totalitarian belief that destroys individual freedom, and free expression and scientific discovery should replace religion as a means of teaching ethics and defining human civilization. His 2007 book, God Is Not Great, sold over 500,000 copies.
In this clip he reiterates Omar's question regarding the delusional notion of divine revelation; "what is your authority for saying that you know something that I don't?"
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