Responding to a question from an audience member on what he said was the futility of killing Muslims in Iraq to end extremism, Hitchens parodied:But stop laughing at the Madisonians for getting theirs. Here's what Hitchens thinks of your Heaven:
“‘How does killing them lessen their numbers?’ You must have meant something more intelligent. … We worry too much in America about our ‘right’ to be in Iraq.
“Make them worry. Make them run scared. … I’m going to fight these people and every other theocrat all the way. All the way. You should be ashamed sneering at the people guarding you as you sleep.”
He also told the crowd that heaven would be comparable to North Korea, as they both embody a totalitarianism of eternal gratitude.
Hitchens pointed to the “horrific pointlessness and misery” of having to thank a leader for everything when the leader was never asked for in the first place — which he said is intrinsic to both the concept of heaven and in North Korea.
“At least you can fucking die and get out of North Korea,” Hitchens added.