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TOPIC: Christopher Hitchens RIP

Christopher Hitchens RIP 16 Dec 2011 17:12 #110249

I am sad to announce the death of Christopher Hitchens.

Christopher was a well known British essayist, speaker and advocate against all forms of religion. He helped start the rise of anti religious activity in Britain and wrote several books on the iniquities of all religions.

As a debater, he was unequalled and never afraid to debate either the Christian right wing or the Islamist factions. His arguments were solid and sound. I am not a writer and others will write better obituaries than me but I did meet him once and he certainly impressed. He will be missed.
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Re: Christopher Hitchens RIP 16 Dec 2011 17:22 #110251

A great iconoclast and contrarian. He didn't just oppose religion. If there is a God after all I'm sure she'd be delighted to debate him.
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Re: Christopher Hitchens RIP 16 Dec 2011 17:30 #110255

Hitch was 100% Ameritrash.
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Re: Christopher Hitchens RIP 16 Dec 2011 18:02 #110264

A true hero for the non-believers among us.
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Re: Christopher Hitchens RIP 16 Dec 2011 18:32 #110268

Michael Barnes wrote:
A true hero for the non-believers among us.
And free thinkers.
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Re: Christopher Hitchens RIP 16 Dec 2011 18:40 #110270

God rest his soul.
No no, HE is Spartacus!!
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Re: Christopher Hitchens RIP 16 Dec 2011 19:28 #110279

Baruch dayan ha'emet. (He was Jewish--OR WAS HE?)
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Re: Christopher Hitchens RIP 16 Dec 2011 20:48 #110287

A said day for the Free Thinkers in this world. Letters to a Young Contrarian is still one of my all time favorite books.

I totally agree with Bullwinkle, Hitchens was 100% AT.

Dan
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Re: Christopher Hitchens RIP 16 Dec 2011 20:51 #110289

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Re: Christopher Hitchens RIP 17 Dec 2011 00:35 #110324

Many of his arguments are mine. Let's hope somebody is brave enough to step in his shoes and does as well.
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Re: Christopher Hitchens RIP 17 Dec 2011 06:13 #110342

There's only been three "famous people" whose deaths have ever made me feel genuine emotional pain.

Vonnegut
Carlin
Hitchens

He isn't "in a better place" or "at peace" he's just gone, and that's too bad.

Edit: don't take that last line as a swipe at the Cyanide and Happiness post
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Re: Christopher Hitchens RIP 17 Dec 2011 06:29 #110345

Stonecutter wrote:

Edit: don't take that last line as a swipe at the Cyanide and Happiness post

Yeah, not a swipe. The world took a loss with Hitchens death.
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Re: Christopher Hitchens RIP 17 Dec 2011 06:33 #110347

Yes, sorry about the RIP. Wasn't thinking.

Add Sagan to the list...
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Re: Christopher Hitchens RIP 17 Dec 2011 06:49 #110350

Only 2 for me, I never understood Carl Sagan until it was too late.
Asimov
Hitchens
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Re: Christopher Hitchens RIP 17 Dec 2011 12:44 #110368

andyinkuwait wrote:
Yes, sorry about the RIP. Wasn't thinking.

Add Sagan to the list...

Oh, I wasn't taking a shot at that either. Didn't even notice, it was just me sharing my view on it.
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