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Tangle
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Message 1 of 560 (644196)
12-16-2011 3:52 AM


Damn, damn, damn.
Christopher Hitchens 1949 - 2011
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Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona
"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android
"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
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Message 2 of 560 (644201)
12-16-2011 5:54 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Tangle
12-16-2011 3:52 AM


Do you mean Hitchy from the forum?? Please say no.

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Message 3 of 560 (644203)
12-16-2011 6:04 AM


Christopher Hitchens. What a rude awakening it is when he realises that there is an afterlife afterall.

And the conspiracy was strong, for the people increased continually - 2 Samuel 15:12

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Message 4 of 560 (644205)
12-16-2011 6:15 AM


Thank you Hitch. You blasted your fiery wit into bright forges of mind, hammered out glowing language, cut through a veil of lies for us to catch a glimpse of who we are and who we might become.

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Message 5 of 560 (644210)
12-16-2011 7:05 AM
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12-16-2011 5:54 AM


Trixie writes:
Do you mean Hitchy from the forum?? Please say no.
My pleasure; no.
see: Christopher Hitchens dies at 62 after suffering cancer - BBC News

Life, don't talk to me about life.

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Message 6 of 560 (644211)
12-16-2011 7:08 AM
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12-16-2011 6:04 AM


Portillo writes:
Christopher Hitchens. What a rude awakening it is when he realises that there is an afterlife after all.
He'd be fine with it; he'd think it was a huge joke - he'd pinch Mother Teresa's arse, buy St Peter a scotch and laugh for all eternity.

Life, don't talk to me about life.

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Message 7 of 560 (644212)
12-16-2011 7:32 AM


Hitch dead, Jim.

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Message 8 of 560 (644222)
12-16-2011 8:26 AM
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12-16-2011 3:52 AM


I probably only saw eye-to-eye with Hitch half the time, but it was a great half
You'll be missed...

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Message 9 of 560 (644225)
12-16-2011 8:48 AM
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12-16-2011 6:04 AM


If there is an afterlife Hitch is far more likely to get to heaven than most Christians.

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Message 10 of 560 (644229)
12-16-2011 9:11 AM
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12-16-2011 8:48 AM


Hitchin A Ride To Heaven
jar writes:
If there is an afterlife Hitch is far more likely to get to heaven than most Christians.
I'm reading about him now. I never really knew much about him, apart from he liked to debate.
BBC Obituary writes:
He maintained his devout atheism after being diagnosed with cancer, telling one interviewer: "No evidence or argument has yet been presented which would change my mind. But I like surprises."
Add by Edit:
He has some thought provoking arguments and an honest appraisal of reality. I am reading the Amazon link to one of his books, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything and find that he was quite an intelligent soul.
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Message 11 of 560 (644237)
12-16-2011 10:37 AM
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12-16-2011 6:04 AM


Christopher Hitchens. What a rude awakening it is when he realises that there is an afterlife afterall.
Yes, there is an afterlife for Hitch. He will live on in his writings, which people will value for many years to come.

Fundamentalism - the anti-American, anti-Christian branch of American Christianity

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Message 12 of 560 (644238)
12-16-2011 10:39 AM
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12-16-2011 8:48 AM


Well put, Jar

There is no better love between 2 people than mutual respect for each other WT Young, 2002
Who gave anyone the authority to call me an authority on anything. WT Young, 1969
Since Evolution is only ~90% correct it should be thrown out and replaced by Creation which has even a lower % of correctness. W T Young, 2008

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12-16-2011 10:41 AM



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Message 14 of 560 (644242)
12-16-2011 11:18 AM
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12-16-2011 6:04 AM


First-stone Portillo
Portillo writes:
Christopher Hitchens. What a rude awakening it is when he realises that there is an afterlife afterall.
While you remain merely rude, smirking at the newly dead.
If there is a God to answer to after death, you're in far more trouble than Hitch.
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RIP, Christopher Hitchens. I disagreed with many of your views, especially your later political stands, but I always admired your fine, fierce intelligence and your unflinching honesty.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Message 15 of 560 (644245)
12-16-2011 11:42 AM


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I disagreed vehemently with Christopher Hitchens on a wide variety of political topics, while simultaneously cheering him on in his intellectual evisceration of religious fanaticism and his utter lack of fear in attacking even sacred cows like Mother Theresa.
But the one thing that garnered my respect for him more than anything was when Hitchens wanted to prove to himself whether waterboarding was torture.
He had himself waterboarded. Sixteen seconds later, he announced that yes, it is in fact torture.
He was a man who approached the world on its own terms, unafraid to criticize where criticism was deserved, regardless of any cultural taboos...and he was willing to change his mind whenever new evidence justified an adjustment.
He will be remembered, and he will be missed.

The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it.
- Francis Bacon
"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers

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