Ok. I am not a huge fan of Christopher Hitchens. Especially Christopher Hitchens when he starts gibbering (and that's the word) about theism and religion in general.
But this piece in Slate (hat tip to Mac for sending it to the inbox)? When he nails it, he nails it.
Also see this interesting site dedicated to the many appearances of Rage Boy.
[I tend to be with the Hitchens/secularist band on the whole issue of "religious offense." Yes, there is such a thing. But, for those of us who are religious, can we stop whining? Please? And for those who are wont to criticize religion -- a little more equal opportunity please. Don't just turn your critical (though they tend to be uncritically critical) guns on the easy target of Catholicism. Go across the board. And, be rational.
Oh, I suppose Hitchens would be surprised to think that reason has any role to play in religion. That's where he (and Rage Boy and his ilk. And not just his.) are wrong.]