Joined: Oct. 2009
The thing about religion, at least from my neck of the woods (The Bible Belt)... is that so many people grow up with religion. They see all the good things that 'the church' does and anything bad is 'the person'.
So many people grow up this way that any positive support that they uncritically accept it. Fortunately, many of the my generation are walking away from the church of their parents, mainly because it isn't relevant and obviously so. The average age in my old church was 54. There were multiple Sunday school classes for the over 80 crowd. I'm hopeful that our children will grow up respectful of the church... in the same way you respect that crazy guy down the street.
While I enjoyed Hitchens, I would have said some other things that may have emphasized the point more.
Ignored by those who can't provide evidence for their claims.