Great author, great debater, one of the most interesting men I've ever had a chance to read or listen to. I'm sure he will be missed.
Sorry to hear when anyone dies, but isn't that a girlie magazine or something? Never read it personally.
And no one needs be afraid of with holding negative views of him out of respect for the deceased, I don't think he would mind, lol.
Hitchens was a powerful debater, and before he went full atheist he was one of my favorite political commentators. I remember eagerly anticipating his appearances on the Laura Ingraham Show. I hope he used some of his time at the end to make peace with God.
The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.
RIP Hitchens. You were a great lecturer, debater, author, and journalist. One of my personal heroes. RIP man.
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The arc from Trotskyite to neocon was as spectacular as his work.
"The four most over-rated things in life are champagne, lobster, anal sex and picnics."
Who could argue with that? RIP
I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"
Christopher Hitchens: the White Man Teaches and PreachesHitchens became one of most vocal voices against Islam and Muslims in the West. He became the most extremist anti-Arab, anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian (cause) in America, and certainly the loudest one. Suddenly, he became a champion of George Bush’s cause becoming an instant success, desired in the forums of the extreme right-wing and of racism in America. Hawkish right-wingers found in him their knight in shining armour for his eloquence and oratory skills. The man, who for years refused to apply for and obtain American citizenship, went further than the American people in his “love” for the United States. He obtained the American citizenship and almost cried when he spoke of the moment he waved the American flag as an U.S. citizen. Hitchens established close relations with senior officials in the Bush administration and provided advisory services to Karl Rove, senior adviser in the Bush era. The man, who was a staunch left-wing opponent of the American empire, became an obnoxious propagandist of the same empire. Hitchens did not stop at cheering for the invasion of Afghanistan, but was also one of the most enthusiastic supporters for the invasion of Iraq.
I never really liked him because of his political views particularly on the ME, neatly put together in the article above, but even on atheism I don't understand why fellow atheists champion him at all, all he does is mock religions by quoting ridiculous passages from their holy books which is immature only because its so easy to do.