Hitchens in his introduction to The Portable Atheist makes some interesting comments upon our society.
One of the statements made by Hitchens which strangely sound new, like most Christians never went to school to study history, is relative to who were the scapegoats in times of pestilence, or when something went wrong, because the good Christians were always good to blame someone else for their stupidity and ignorance. Obviously in times of pestilence the good Christians would kill Jews, Heretics, or Witches to give someone in sacrifice to their good loving God!
Then Hitchens makes a challenge to religious people which I believe is quite interesting: Name an ethical statement or an action performed by a believer that could not have been made or performed by a nonbeliever.
Then there is another statement which is also interesting and worthwhile reading more than one time, especially today when there is the debate on public health, believing that doctors will really care more about their patients: Medical men have always been in attendance of torture sessions and executions together with the clerics who brought an air of authority to the scene!
The worst offenders in the Final Solution were Doctors! None was ever threatened by the Church with excommunication!
And here I add one thing which should be clear, since Christians always point out that Hitler was not a Christian, like the other Nazis. But here is my question, since we can find the baptism of Hitler, as document, as well as of other Nazis (and of course of the rest of the German population which committed those crimes) but can Christians who object that Hitler was not a Christian to find a document which shows his excommunication? Or the excommunication of all the other Germans Nazis and not who were directly involved in slaughtering human beings in concentration camps?
Obviously we also have the photos of the clergy with the Nazis, and everyone seem quite comfortable near each other, because between pigs they comfort each other.