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Straggler
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Message 52 of 560 (644343)
12-17-2011 8:46 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Tangle
12-16-2011 3:52 AM


Some Quotes
In the words of the man himself.....
These are the quotes I think best sum up Hitch and his approach.
I try to deny myself any illusions or delusions, and I think that this perhaps entitles me to try and deny the same to others, at least as long as they refuse to keep their fantasies to themselves.
And here is the point, about myself and my co-thinkers. Our belief is not a belief. Our principles are not a faith. We do not rely solely upon science and reason, because these are necessary rather than sufficient factors, but we distrust anything that contradicts science or outrages reason. We may differ on many things, but what we respect is free inquiry, openmindedness, and the pursuit of ideas for their own sake.
Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that's where it should stay.
Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the 'transcendent' and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don't be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if they were mammals. Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence. Suspect your own motives, and all excuses. Do not live for others any more than you would expect others to live for you.
What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.

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Straggler
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Posts: 10333
From: London England
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Message 53 of 560 (644344)
12-17-2011 8:47 AM
Reply to: Message 51 by Dawn Bertot
12-17-2011 8:38 AM


Re: Afterlife Surprises
DB writes:
These comments are justified concerning such a person.
What would Jesus say.......?

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Straggler
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Message 57 of 560 (644352)
12-17-2011 9:07 AM
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12-17-2011 8:59 AM


Re: Afterlife Surprises
And there was I foolishly thinking that Jesus was one of the good guys.........
Is it just Hitchens who you think should be drowned or would you extend that to anyone who criticises Christianity and faith based thinking?

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