Christopher Hitchens

In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011 – Vanity Fair: Christopher Hitchens—the incomparable critic, masterful rhetorician, fiery wit, and fearless bon vivant—died today at the age of 62. Hitchens was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in the spring of 2010, just after the publication of his memoir, Hitch-22, and began chemotherapy soon after. His matchless prose has appeared in Vanity Fair since 1992, when he was named contributing editor.

  1. Post #117- bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

    #112–Somebody==you don’t think you could debate with Hitchens as to the wisdom of Invading Iraq?===Why not? Seems pretty straight forward to me. Already in one war in Afghanistan. That should have ended the debate right there.

  2. Skeptic > post # 27,697 ± says:

    Re: TeaDude: your post at 12/16/2011 at 10:39 pm

    “The nun was right, you are going to hell…nothing so far has proved the nun wrong.
    That you will learn immediately upon death. Evidently gravity pulls the soul down in the hell, so God dispatches angels to bring the righteous to “paradise” or “Abraham’s bosom”, while the unsaved descend into the earth…” [bla, bla, bla]

    Not only was the nun wrong but she is nothing but dust now. The bacteria and worms have done with her and are waiting for you. It won’t be torture as your “god” would have it… you will simply rot slowly in the ground, unaware. They may even dig up your remains in 200 years and discard it as more dirt to be moved for socially assisted housing. When you die TeaDude, everything you knew and who you were will instantly become meaningless. As time goes by, there will be less and less of your kind of hypocrite… the kind that takes handouts from the mentally challenged as you deprive them for your luxurious lifestyle, and you pass on the crumbs to other bureaucrats to dip into until the “donation” disappears. You claim to be a follower of Christ, but you complain about the taxes that get distributed into society so that those not so inventive and devious as you can survive in your preferable heartless environment. Your interest is only to protect your wealth, and all your ‘stuff’. You are the opposite of the Jesus that you pimp.

    You will be forgotten within a generation, and as time marches on to enlightenment, more of the poor gullible and needy in so many ways, will finally see you for what you really are… a shyster for personal gain. Rot in the ground Tea Dude, or burn to ashes. It makes no difference. You will be no more… gone forever, and good riddance.

  3. NewFormatSux says:

    Yup that would end the debate because Chris Hitchens would realize he was debating an intellectual blathering idiot.

  4. NewFormatSux says:

    Hitchens also wrote a book about Bill Clinton describing some more women who Clinton has raped, called No One Left to Lie to.
    He submitted an affidavit that Sidney Blumenthal committed perjury during Bill Clinton’s impeachment hearing, saying that Blumenthal described Monica Lewinsky to them as a stalker.

    Hitchens also wrote books bashing Henry Kissinger and Mother Theresa.

  5. Skeptic >Use fred's time/date stamp system 12/16/2011 at 3:01 pm says:

    Just a tip o’ the hat to fred’s idea, that he posted 12/16/2011 at 3:01 pm, for naming comments. An alternative to the “reply system” and more accurate to whom you are actually replying to…. like the old system.

  6. GregAllen says:

    I was a huge Hitchens fan but got sour on him for war mongering over Iraq.

    As intellectual as he was, it seems like his anti-religious bigotry got the best of him on that one.

  7. Post #130- bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

    Many have mentioned Hitchen’s support for the Iraq war. I think its time to go google his position. 10 to one he gave a reason?

    I wonder what it could have been? Did he consider the cost in money? alternatives? the fact that Sadam was already totally contained?===well almost–we should have imposed a total air cap and helped the Swamp People after encouraging their uprising and then leaving them defenseless against Sadam’s Helicopters.

    People righteously should have been put in prison for THAT diplomatic fubar.

    I’m looking forward to a read. I’ll post a link when I find/read a good one.


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