the guardian Fri 29 August 2008
Promoting his book in the US, Hitchens was asked a yes or no question by an evangelical Bible-thumper. If, in a strange city on a dark street, he ran into a gang of men who told him they'd been to a prayer meeting, would he feel relieved? Certainly not, said Hitchens. He'd run up against just such men in Belfast, Beirut, Bombay, Belgrade, Bethlehem, Baghdad - and that was just the Bs. He'd be terrified, because religion kills. Who'd have thought that a book on atheism could be so entertaining?