Readers will recall that the bloated Bible-beater Jerry Falwell died a little while back; here’s a related item I ran across earlier today. It’s a video clip of Christopher Hitchens offering, to CNN’s ubiquitous Anderson Cooper, a post-mortem opinion of the porcine preacher (whom Hitchens refers to, at one point, as a “Chaucerian fraud”). See below.
I found the clip, by the way, embedded in an interview of Hitchens (by Jennie Rothenberg Gritz of The Atlantic) that also contained, in reference to the co-opting of religious impulses by secular dictators, the following nugget:
Atheism is a necessary condition for emancipation of the mind, but it’s not a sufficient one.
You can read the whole thing here.