Take it away, Christopher Hitchens:
Cooper: Do you believe he believed what he spoke?Chaucerian frauds (YouTube, 5:21).
Hitchens: Of course not. He woke up every morning pinching his chubby little flanks and thinking, 'I've got away with it again.'
Cooper: Whether you agree or not with his reading of the Bible, you don't think he was sincere in what he spoke.
Hitchens: No. I think he was a conscious charlatan and bully and fraud, if he read the Bible at all, and I would doubt he could actually read any long book.