Hitchens in his preface of Hitch 22.
Many of us reading this following passage agree with
"The cause of my life has been that of combating superstition".............
He also attributes the good intention of well wishing upon the news of his illness from the believers as a further grounding in his position.
Hitch 22 Preface xiii:
I was actually grateful for the heavy attention I received from the faithful. It gave my atheism, if you like, a new lease on life. It also helped me to keep open a long debate to which I am proud to have contributed a littleQuote:
WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU MEAN " A LITTLE"
Seriously Hitchens, I can and will bitch about your inept label of the "Portable Atheist". No, it was not "portable" it weighed a ton.
But to say that you contributed "a little". is like saying that the big ban contributed "a little" to the universe.
You've done far more than you may know. And there are countless atheists like me, that wish, and can only hope they face the same conflicts you have with as much courage.
You are the voice of so many and say what others wouldn't dare to say. You did not do just " a little". You stood up to the theistic bully and bitch slapped him.
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