Note to a friend:
Yes, I've known of Christopher Hitchens for a long time, and I respect anyone and everyone who is willing to state the obvious: that God is an invention of Mankind. We don't need the concept of God in order to live. Every baby who was ever born was born an atheist- and stayed one until his elders started indoctrinating him into religion. This is 2017. Religion has gone on long enough. If people could give up the Greek Gods and the Roman Gods and the Norse Gods, etc., as they have, no longer taking any of them seriously, then they can give up the Christian God, the Jewish God, and the Islamic God. Then hopefully, the world will be free of Gods, and we can get on with living our lives, solving our own problems, and taking care of each other.