a quote from Hitch

This quote from Christoper Hitchens resurfaced today (thanks to readwise). What an elegant way to sum up one's moral compass.

Our belief is not a belief. Our principles are not a faith. We do not rely solely upon science and reason, because these are necessary rather than sufficient factors, but we distrust anything that contradicts science or outrages reason. We may differ on many things, but what we respect is free inquiry, openmindedness, and the pursuit of ideas for their own sake.

From god is not Great, read circa 2017.