The Real Deal of Atheism
If Hitchens had presented an honest and candid articulation of his world outlook as an atheist, it would have gone something like this:
MY FELLOW GROUND WORMS:
It is important for you to know that religion poisons everything! Imagine how beautiful life would be if only we would stop trying to treat our fellow man like he was created in the image of God, stop treating him as if the Creator endowed him with unalienable rights, stop pretending that all men stand equal before their Creator, and start treating him like a purposeless carbon based bag of water revolving around a boring dwarf star, like bits of stellar matter gone wrong, like a sick fly, like the ground worm that he is, like a tuna fish that sprouted legs
Remember, it is religion that poisons everything! The only thing religious people do is to go around killing each other in the name of God. I ask you honestly, does any rational, logical, skeptical, atheistic, scientific minded person really think it's necessary to believe in God if you want to go around killing people? Of course not! Don't let those fanatics brainwash you. Stalin** and Pol-Pot murdered millions and I am proud to remind you that they were fellow atheists. Anything those religious people do, we can do much, much better.
Let's be totally honest. As an atheist I assert that Adolf Hitler's racist notion that the Aryan race is superior to all other races is a "stupid" construct "made out of literally nothing." By the same token, Thomas Paine's idea that all men are created equal is also a "stupid" construct "made out of literally nothing." There is, however, an important difference between the two Thomas Paine did not have that silly moustache.
On second thought, since as a result of Darwinian evolution species evolve to higher and higher levels of sophistication and intelligence, it actually is quite possible that one particular race, say for example the Aryan race, through the process of natural selection actually did evolve to a superior level and some of the other races actually are inferior. In other words, just like some types of monkeys and primates are smarter than others ..oops, better not go there, that line of reasoning could really get me in trouble
In the final analysis I really don't know what difference it makes anyway, since I have no conclusive reason to care one way or the other. However, please keep in mind that all of us atheists, including myself, Dr. Sigmund Freud, Dr. Steven Weinberg, Dr. Will Provine, etc., assert that there is no objective purpose or value to human life, and the universe is meaningless and pointless. This of course means there is no real point in me speaking to you, or for you to listen to me for that matter which makes me wonder why exactly do I keep speaking anyhow?...But even more important, why do you keep listening? The main thing to remember is this: Although I haven't the faintest idea why, all these things are necessary for morality!