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Christopher Hitchens -- a brilliant mind.  Even when I disagreed with what he said, I had to admit he said it brilliantly.

Christopher Hitchens -- a brilliant mind. Even when I disagreed with what he said, I had to admit he said it brilliantly.

I don't belong to any religion, but I do get this  - believers don't want to face their own abuses, only the abuses of others.

I don't belong to any religion, but I do get this - believers don't want to face their own abuses, only the abuses of others.

Primitive, evil idolatrous. ALL religions are based upon Paganism...period, fact, end of discussion!

Primitive, evil idolatrous. ALL religions are based upon Paganism...period, fact, end of discussion!

Cognitive Dissonance | "Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief." --Frantz Fanon

Cognitive Dissonance | "Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief." --Frantz Fanon

Understanding the Worldview of others opens your mind to understanding without accepting their way as yours.

Understanding the Worldview of others opens your mind to understanding without accepting their way as yours.