He Said, She Said: May 2007: Archives

May 23, 2007

Notable Quote: Hitchens On Faith genre: He Said, She Said

Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens has been all over the media of late.

The release of his new book, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, is likely responsible for much of the attention.

Today he has a piece in the Washington Post in which he compares astrology to religion.

The following is a notable excerpt from that article that is worthy of quoting.

Credulity, in the sense of simple-mindedness, is often praised by those who claim to admire the “simple faith" of the devout. But the problem with credulity is that it constitutes an open invitation to the unscrupulous, who will take advantage of those who are prepared to believe things without evidence. This is why, for so many of us, the notion of anything being “faith-based" is a criticism rather than a recommendation.

I couldn't agree more and I certainly couldn't have said it any better.

Daniel DiRito | May 23, 2007 | 1:33 PM | link | Comments (0)
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