That Hitchens. Like Noonan, such a fine, fine writer whom I often (well, okay, only sometimes) disagree... Still, he always makes me smile. Thanks for posting this! (Not least because there's discussion of bears in it.)
"one would like to ask her whether, like some of her co-religionists, she is a 'premillenial dispensationalist'—in other words, someone who believes that there is no point in protecting and preserving the natural world, since the end of days will soon be upon us."