1st November 2009

“God did not create man in his own image. Evidently, it was the other way about, which is the painless explanation for the profusion of gods and religions, and the fratricide both between and among faiths, that we see all about us and that has so retarded the development of civilization.”

Christopher Hitchens

3 Responses to “1st November 2009”

  1. Terence Meaden Says:

    It so happened that yesterday I was thinking much the same when I put two Greek quotations, 2500 years old, on to my own atheist site “Origins” which is part of Atheist Nexus.org .

    (1) Heraclitus (535-475 BC): “The universal cosmic process was not created by any god or man.”

    (2) Xenophanes of Colophon (570-480 BC)
    [translation by B. Diels-Kranz]
    “The Ethiops say that their gods are flat-nosed and black,
    While the Thracians say that theirs have blue eyes and red hair.
    Yet if cattle or horses or lions had hands and could draw,
    And could sculpture like men, then the horses would draw their gods
    Like horses, and cattle like cattle; and each they would shape
    Bodies of gods in the likeness, each kind, of their own.”

  2. Mr. Syme, Theist Says:

    Tony Pro & friends:


    You might find this interesting. If you like Christopher Hitchens, because I’m guessing you might not be a big fan of the man sitting across from him.

  3. John Says:

    I look at all the news on TV, on the internet, in newspapers and magazines, on the radio and out of the mouths of christians, muslims and the rest of the religious hucksters out there and I do see just what religion has brought to the only world we have. All the wars, all the death, all the profits and all the false prophets’ and I say to myself… I am so glad that I am an Atheist! I truly believe that today’s religion is going by way of the old religions and the Dark Ages; it is just that we are in the here and now and it seems so slow however; someday, if religion hasn’t killed off the Human species, the futures’ survivors will look back of us, the past and marvel at how we could of lived with that plague.