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    Re: Christopher Hitchens Dies dec 15 at age 62

    He was an asshole. May he rest in peace.

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    Re: Christopher Hitchens Dies dec 15 at age 62

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    You and PlayDrive seemed to dislike his "mean" ways.
    So if I call someone "arrogant", you say that I'm crying about him. Dude, don't be so sensitive. Remember I also said he was intelligent. He was arrogant as well. Not everybody who doesn't worship him is "crying" about it.

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    Re: Christopher Hitchens Dies dec 15 at age 62

    He was certainly very good at discussion and debate. Whatever one thinks of my knowledge and intelligence here, I have great trouble even making the points I make here in unstructured, unprepared discussion. But when I saw him on TV, such in the ABC Australia Q&A program, his command of the discussion and quotes and that sort of thing was quite impressive.
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    Re: Christopher Hitchens Dies dec 15 at age 62

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    He was certainly very good at discussion and debate. Whatever one thinks of my knowledge and intelligence here, I have great trouble even making the points I make here in unstructured, unprepared discussion. But when I saw him on TV, such in the ABC Australia Q&A program, his command of the discussion and quotes and that sort of thing was quite impressive.
    That was his talent alright. Never became unfazed and his vocabulary was always consistent, and dropped a name or quoted amusingly when backed into a tight spot. Goes to show that in live debate the way you deliver your argument often trumps the content of it. Not to say I disliked his content, I agree with quite alot of it on the religion question and the decay of leftism pertianing to morality, but the charm and wit he had outmanouvered those who may have been in the right at times in live discourse.

    Less accustomed to his writings, are his ones on Kissinger or T. Jefferson worth a read?

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    Re: Christopher Hitchens Dies dec 15 at age 62

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    So if I call someone "arrogant", you say that I'm crying about him. Dude, don't be so sensitive. Remember I also said he was intelligent. He was arrogant as well. Not everybody who doesn't worship him is "crying" about it.
    Why do you consider him "arrogant?"
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    Re: Christopher Hitchens Dies dec 15 at age 62

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    Why do you consider him "arrogant?"
    The same reason I consider Madonna and Cardinal George of Chicago arrogant. I've heard them speak.

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    Re: Christopher Hitchens Dies dec 15 at age 62

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    The same reason I consider Madonna and Cardinal George of Chicago arrogant. I've heard them speak.
    Hearing Hitchens speak so eloquently makes him arrogant? I'm not sure I follow.
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    Re: Christopher Hitchens Dies dec 15 at age 62

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    Hearing Hitchens speak so eloquently makes him arrogant? I'm not sure I follow.
    Being eloquent does nothing to refute the fact that you sound arrogant. I can be quite eloquent when I want to be and at the same time sound arrogant. Eloquent concerns how the speaker goes about using language. Arrogant concerns how the speaker views himself.
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    Re: Christopher Hitchens Dies dec 15 at age 62

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    Hearing Hitchens speak so eloquently makes him arrogant? I'm not sure I follow.
    I'm not sure I follow how you came to the conclusion that eloquence = arrogance, particularly since I said nothing about eloquence.

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    Re: Christopher Hitchens Dies dec 15 at age 62

    Hitchens' oratory was rooted in a breadth and depth of knowledge unlikely to be seen again, in these days of Google.
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