If you are a believer...and he thinks belief in God poisons everything...jeez I guess he is an example of what nonbelief does.
Heard him speak today at BEA...more about it when I'm home.
UPDATE: Since I've been so remiss in completing my take on this, I offer another person who was in attendance's summary:
Hitchens minced no words: "I hate religion, and I want there to be a war on it." Hitchens has been called an "atheist evangelist," Sheler said, and while rejecting the terminology, Hitchens said he was proud to join Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett and Richard Dawkins, calling them "the three horsemen of the counter-apocalypse."