God Is Not Great – Christopher Hitchens
For those of you who have never heard of the recently deceased Christopher Hitchens (probably those in the UK), he was a journalist and commentator with a long career and publications in a number of left-wing periodicals. He is also pissed off. He followed in a line of professional atheists which include Richard Dawkins and Dan Dennet. Where Dennet is, to an extent, conciliatory and pragmatic and Dawkins smart but red-faced, Hitchens is haughtily fuming.
Let’s have some fun, Ok? First of all, I’m a documentary fan. It’s a particular kind of laziness that you can justify because it’s kind of like learning. I am also a skeptic. So, I come at this History Channel series with an open, though cautious, mind (seems quite likely to be batshit crazy, no?). Now, I’m not going to waste a huge amount of time researching the topic – there’s not much there that needs much effort. But I have to admit, it contained enough interesting information to keep me mildly stimulated.
Basically, the concept is this: Ancient aliens came to earth thousands of years ago, and interfered in human society, even genetically engineering us (possibly breeding with us; Alright, now we’re talking to each other ;-)). Ultimately, practically everything in any religious texts is evidence of this.