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Message 22 of 226 (644255)
12-16-2011 1:47 PM
Reply to: Message 17 by Buzsaw
12-16-2011 12:14 PM


You say this like it's a bad thing....
He left an anti-God and anti-Christian, aggressively vocal, atheistic legacy up to the end.

Ya don't say.... I woulda never guessed it. Did you ever think that is precisely the legacy he wanted to leave? I also notice you leave out his oratory prowess. Is that because you didn't understand a single word he ever uttered because his command of the english language was greater than you could ever dream to grasp?

Leave it to the religious to be twats upon the death of someone... Moral highground my fucking ass.


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Message 29 of 226 (644269)
12-16-2011 6:33 PM
Reply to: Message 16 by Granny Magda
12-16-2011 11:50 AM


Even better, it is, to have Hitch read it to you himself, as he has been all day to me. I'll admit that I'm not at all well read (I can't remember the last time I actually picked up a book) but this book is a fucking amazing piece of literature.

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Message 34 of 226 (644284)
12-16-2011 8:58 PM
Reply to: Message 33 by Buzsaw
12-16-2011 8:37 PM


Re: Buzsaw: Hitch No Jerk
I mean Jehovah

That is an awefully odd way to spell The Flying Spaghetti Monster....


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Message 41 of 226 (644296)
12-17-2011 12:49 AM
Reply to: Message 40 by Dawn Bertot
12-17-2011 12:43 AM


Re: Afterlife Surprises
Oh Im sorry, I must be mistaken, as much time as Christopher spent blasphemeing The God of the Old and New testament, Im surpised he was even aware of Allah

One does have to wonder why a man like Christopher would spend so much energy and time, belittling, berating and demeaning an entity for which he didnt even believed existed

Had you spent even half as much time reading up on the man to whom you espouse so much vitriol, you would know the answer to those questions as he has answered both many times over. However, I doubt you would be able to grasp even a single sentence spoken or written by Hitch. Your head would probably explode.


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Message 47 of 226 (644303)
12-17-2011 2:07 AM
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12-17-2011 1:37 AM


Re: Afterlife Surprises
I'll just assume you are trolling (and thus endeth the lesson) because anyone who would make such gross mischaracterizations about someone whom they just spent a number of posts criticizing would most certainly have to be a troll.

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Message 66 of 226 (644369)
12-17-2011 10:05 AM
Reply to: Message 65 by Tangle
12-17-2011 9:57 AM


Re: Speaking Ill of the Dead
i'm just occasionally taken aback by the malignancy of some who would call themselves Christians.

This is something I think Hitch was trying to change: giving Christians the benefit of the doubt that they do actually have the moral high ground, so that when they act putrid and vial, we point it out as we do and claim they are somehow being hypocritical. If, instead, we see them for what they are: immature and close minded, in need of a sky-daddy to dictate their life and give them meaning, it should come as no surprise when they act like complete and utter twats when confronted with evidence or opinion that contradicts their beliefs.


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Message 76 of 226 (644411)
12-17-2011 5:59 PM


My personal tribute to Hitch. Cheers mate.


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Message 81 of 226 (644416)
12-17-2011 6:44 PM
Reply to: Message 77 by AZPaul3
12-17-2011 6:02 PM


Yes yes, I know I know. It's all i could find. The sentiment is there nonetheless. I'm a broke ass.

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Message 85 of 226 (644429)
12-17-2011 9:27 PM
Reply to: Message 84 by Theodoric
12-17-2011 9:15 PM


Whoa, you're way up nort' 'der, 'ey?

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Message 99 of 226 (644479)
12-18-2011 9:32 AM
Reply to: Message 95 by Dawn Bertot
12-18-2011 8:50 AM


Re: Your god is a piece of dung
Do peoples beliefs exist.

Peoples beliefs are irrelevant. We are talking about whether or not this god fella exists. It should exist irrespective of the beliefs of human beings.

If your mom or sister believed God existed would you speak of thier God this way at Christmas dinner

I most certainly would for the exact same reasons as Pressie. If the topic of religion came up at any dinner, x-mas or otherwise, I would voice my opinion. My family knows of my atheism because I make know attempt to hide it. I am almost certain that you or any other evangelical would take no issue talking about jeebus to a Jew during Hanukah, or to a Muslim during the Day of Ashura. The only time christians find the need to respect beliefs of others is when atheists talk shit about theirs. Beliefs are no sacred thing. Faith is not a virtue. Until religionists can grow up and realize that, true enlightenment shall never occur.


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Message 110 of 226 (644723)
12-20-2011 10:22 AM
Reply to: Message 109 by New Cat's Eye
12-20-2011 10:08 AM


What are some of the more controversial positions he's taken?

For starters: his position on the Iraq war and seemingly implicit support of GWB. His paycheck came from journalism, but his rise to fame was his atheism. So, in that respect, a lot of people see him as more of a champion for the freethought/atheist movement.

I don't care about the atheism stuff

Then you don't really care about Hitch. His polemic debates with religious types, his vocal opinions against all things religious, are what made Hitch, Hitch. You will notice that he wasn't "center stage" until the release of God is not Great. It wasn't until then that any of the other main players even heard of or met him (Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Dawkins).

What I have also noticed is that the dissenting views of him never really came out until he died. It would appear that no one had the cojones to call him out on his controversial opinions. Yes, people mentioned it, but not in the magnitude that people are talking about it now.

Now, I could be wrong because I enjoyed watching/listening to Hitch debate religious figures, not for his political views because that his what I saw him as: a champion for the "New Atheists", if you will.


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Message 116 of 226 (644776)
12-20-2011 3:31 PM
Reply to: Message 113 by Artemis Entreri
12-20-2011 2:20 PM


I mean C'mon, MOTHER TERESA!?!.

Most definitely Mother Theresa. I know you see her through your catholic rose colored glasses, but perhaps before launching into a tirade, you would do well to see what he actually wrote and said about her. Ah well, that would require honesty, integrity and fortitude on your behalf and I would think myself a fool to expect that from you.

the guy was a troll

Said the pot to the kettle in reference to it's color; black, as it were.

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Message 117 of 226 (644778)
12-20-2011 3:39 PM
Reply to: Message 114 by Shield
12-20-2011 2:28 PM


And where was this great patron saint, herself, treated when she fell ill? That's right: the best hospitals money could buy.

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Message 125 of 226 (644805)
12-20-2011 8:14 PM
Reply to: Message 124 by Chuck77
12-20-2011 8:09 PM


The difference is: Christopher Hitchens actually existed. We have actual hard evidence: videos, pictures, writings. Can you say the same about jesus? I suppose you would feel just as upset if we mocked the Easter Bunny, too?

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Message 166 of 226 (645654)
12-28-2011 7:17 PM
Reply to: Message 162 by Dawn Bertot
12-28-2011 2:09 AM


Re: Afterlife Surprises
In typical creationist/religionist fashion, you've went through this whole thread bashing Christopher Hitchens, and you have no idea about anything at all about the man. you have NO idea what the book "God is not Great" is actually about because had you a clue, you would know that the full title continues "How Religion Poisons Everything" and how the book rarely, if ever, touches on the absentness of this god character. Had you spent as much time even reading a synopsis of his life as you have posting bullshit about him, you wouldn't look so much like a fool AND you might have learned something. However, it has become glaringly obvious that you've have an aversion, almost an allergic reaction to, learning.

“Mythology is what we call someone else’s religion.” Joseph Campbell

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