People like that should be out in the street, shouting and hollering with a cardboard sign and selling pencils from a cup. – Hitchens
May 16, 2007 – TheScroogeReport.com Post
Atheist Christopher Hitchens, author of the new book, “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything,” told CNN’s Anderson Cooper last night he wishes there were a Hell just for Jerry Falwell.
Asked if he thought Falwell were in heaven, Hitches, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, replied: “No. And I think it’s a pity there isn’t a hell for him to go to.”
In answer to the question of what stirred such vitriol in his heart, Hitches said: “The empty life of this ugly little charlatan proves only one thing, that you can get away with the most extraordinary offenses to morality and to truth in this country if you will just get yourself called reverend. Who would, even at your network, have invited on such a little toad to tell us that the attacks of September the 11th were the result of our sinfulness and were God’s punishment if they hadn’t got some kind of clerical qualification?”