When asked, several years back, what he thought of fellow leftish dissident Noam Chomsky, Christopher Hitchens made the point that while he respected much of Chomsky’s work, Chomsky was overvaluing his core issue – criticism of principally US imperialism – and thus saw the Balkans conflict entirely through this lens, missing the importance of . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: On Christopher Hitchens
This small clip features Hitchens at his best, dismantling the arguments of Christian apologists and believers with his acerbic wit and argumentation. Consider the horrible implications of the all knowing, all seeing, all father. I for one reject the tyrannical celestial dictatorship and the misanthropic beliefs it spawns.
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“The noble title of "dissident" must be earned rather than claimed; it connotes sacrifice and risk rather than mere disagreement.”
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I was getting a little tired of reading what an all-round great guy and giant intellect Christopher Hitchens was, so I found this radio interview with Chris Hedges on the man a refreshing counterbalance. Recommend this Post
“To ‘choose’ dogma and faith over doubt and experience is to throw out the ripening vintage and to reach greedily for the Kool-Aid.”
That line – from God is not great – would apply equally to politics in Newfoundland and Labrador since 2003.
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There are plenty of people out there who pat themselves on the back for telling it like it is, for calling it as they see it.
You know they do it because they relentlessly point it out to you.
They are brave.
They are fearless in delivering their opinions.
They cannot stop telling you that.
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Both left and right blogospheres have been full of tears and praise for Christopher Hitchens since his passing. And that’s the way it should be. He was a brilliant intellectual, an incomparable rhetorician, a reliable atheist, a raconteur, an unyielding debater, a self-hating Anglo, a convenient contrarian, a fine writer, a sturdy wit, a proud . . . → Read More: The alternative Christopher Hitchens
Thank you for your powerful words and the courage modeled in dismantling the rotten specter of religion. That is all.
Christopher Hitchens 1949 – 2011.
Filed under: Education, Religion Tagged: A time to remember, Atheism, Christopher Hitchens, RIP
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Christopher Hitchens died yesterday. His voice will be missed tremendously, maybe even grudgingly by some of those with whom he disagreed so vehemently about many things, not least of which, of course, the non-greatness of God.
Just last week, Hitchens spoke at the Freethought Convention in Houston, TX, therefore making it his last public . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: So Long, Hitch
…I might be going out on a limb here… but I am predicting a green Christmas in Ottawa. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— At the risk of being flamed, I gotta say that I didn’t understand what all the fuss was about after hearing Trudeau call Kent a pizzachick! I don’t know what that means, necessarily… maybe it’s a . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Friday miscellany – pizzachick, chic hotels and Christopher Hitchens…
The world just got a little duller and a lot less literate. Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011.
Constantly reading about the bigoted nature of the richest Christian church on this planet, the Roman-Catholic church, can make a secular-humanist like myself sick and perhaps even resentful of Catholics themselves. It’s as sure as it can be that when the McGuinty liberals drafted Bill 13 for the Ontario legislature they were the least . . . → Read More: Catholics say no to anti-bullying bill because it promotes LGBT acceptance
A year or so ago, I was exposed to prominent atheist Sam Harris’ outline of the three basic ways in which religion is commonly defended. It seemed like a reasonable classification at the time, but I was hesitant to immediately agree that it was a complete classification. Since then, I have kept . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: The four ways to defend religion