If there is one verse form the Bible that Christians are likely to be able to recite verbatim, it is John 3:16 which goes:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
You often see the words “John 3:16″ scrawled in large letters all over the place, on T-shirts, alleys, bathroom walls, and on bed sheets draped over the railings of the upper decks of stadiums hoping that TV cameras will pan over it. It is a sign that you are a true believer. Some ostentatiously religious athletes like Tim Tebow also inscribe it in the blacking under their eyes, no doubt to inspire them to great things, though in his case it seems to have not helped. (Whatever happened to him, anyway?)
So I was highly amused to come across this quote on the internet and was surprised that I had not heard of it before.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him will believeth in anything.” – Hitchens 3:16
I don’t know if Christopher Hitchens actually said this or it was ascribed to him. It does look like the kind of thing he would come up with but I can find no record of him actually saying it.