CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS: As ever, an erudite voice of reason against religion…and greatly missed.
….apologies for the video being slightly out of sync.
He, like Dawkins, was not a voice of reason against religion, but a talented comedic performer (note all the bursts of laughter in this clip) who blamed religion for human fanaticism, which infects everything humans do, not just religion. And made his living entertaining with this ruse, while privately admitting an affection for religion.
His actual grasp of religion, also like Dawkins, was either grossly uninformed scientifically, or deliberately skewed to appeal to his paying audiences.
What we get from Hitchens is not truth, or reason, but comedic relief from our frustrations with our fellow humans. Anthropology (actual science) tells a very different story.