This is a review of Christopher Hitchens last book – Mortality. He brilliantly describes his ‘year of living dyingly’. I would like to make it clear now that this writing is not mine. It is copied entirely from the book review section of the Irish Times. It is written by John Banville whose books share the same shelf… Continue
Added by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on September 11, 2012 at 3:30pm —
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the Think Inc conference in Melbourne Australia, the inaugural event, and one that showed much promise with a line-up of speakers which included Professor Tim Flannery, YouTube sensation Christina Rad, activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali (appearing via Skype), poet Shane Koyczan, Professor Neil Degrasse Tyseon, Professor Michael Shermer and political commentator Christopher Hitchens (also intended to appear via Skype).
Unfortunately Christopher Hitchens… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on September 19, 2011 at 12:34am —
A decade after 9/11, it remains the best description and most essential fact about al-Qaida.
Updated Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at 10:12 AM ET…
Added by Sassan K. on September 7, 2011 at 2:55pm —
Thanks to Derek M for posting the link to the video below of Christopher Hitchens exploring in much more cogent fashion my problems with C.S. Lewis argument for the divinity of Christ, CS Lewis: The Nonesensical Argument for Christ's Divinity.
Added by Ezra T. Klatt on May 24, 2011 at 11:42am —
It's that time of year again. It's time to vote the top 100 more influential people in the world. Guess who made it to the list this year for the first time? ...none other than Christopher Hitchens. How exciting! There are 204 candidates so that gives him at least a 50/50 shot of making it onto the list. With everyone's help, we may just be able to get him closer to the top.
There are few others on the list. Kim Kardashian, Kanya West, and "Snookie" made the… Continue
Added by Scarlette Blues on April 9, 2011 at 5:00pm —
from Martin Pribble
While I may have a strange optimism for the future of humanity, and I think that the answer lies not in the division of the religious and the secular but in the joint efforts of all involved, I still see it as a troublesome proposition. As you may have seen in the… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on March 30, 2011 at 8:11pm —
Penn Jillette posted this link on his twitter. Thought this was kind of cool to see one hero, of reason, honor another. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/dec/01/christopher-hitchens-richard-dawkins
Added by Jtrottier on December 2, 2010 at 7:42am —
Just got with a fight with my mother. It's the kind of fight that seems suitable to talk about on here.
She became very upset with me for saying I hate religion. She said I shouldn't discriminate against religious people. I told her I don't hate the people, I hate religion. Though I also hate stupid people and a lot of them are religious. She said I was being discriminate and I shouldn't hate anything. I replied that hate is a legitimate emotion and I have every right to… Continue
Added by Zombie Atheist on November 23, 2010 at 12:01am —
from Martin S Pribble blog
I have too many things floating around my head right now to make a real point with this blog entry, so bear with me while I go on a cathartic rant.
I have recently seen a lot of criticisms about the "New Atheist Movement" saying it's disruptive and threatens to destroy society and all it holds dear. Some even say it will cause the end of the world. Most of the criticism is aimed at the so-called… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on October 27, 2010 at 7:43pm —
from Atheist Climber blog
Atheist Climber Blog
is turning One year old on October 10! Yay!
And I remember like yesterday thinking "Do I have anything to write about? Will anyone care? Will anyone read it?" I just wish I had taken more baby photos!
Well you have all spoken to me by visiting and commenting on my blog. My measure of… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on September 26, 2010 at 8:02pm —
From Atheist Climber Blog
I have often wondered why it is that we are seeing an uprising of voices in the world of skeptical inquiry and atheism in the mainstreams of the world. And I wonder why it is that I am so heavily entrenched in this to feel it is important in my life to put so much effort into this blog at this point in time. Maybe I'm a little slow on the uptake, but it seems to me… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on August 19, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Christopher Hitchens is one of the few people in this world that I truly look up to. What makes me look up to him? Because he says that we should not have any idols or put anyone else in too high of regard. So in that sense I admire him for a quality that he possesses.
As you may know, last month my man Hitch announced that he had cancer. The cancer is in his esophagus and from everything I've read it has a relatively low survival rate because it is… Continue
Added by Pesci on July 17, 2010 at 10:00am —
I have no idea what Bad Astronomer Phil Plait
said at TAM 8, I was not there, in fact I am on the other side of the world right now. But the news I got is that Phil was trying to put forward the position that being overtly aggressive when addressing any kind of wrongly… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on July 11, 2010 at 7:30pm —
Trying to find some news about the prognosis of Christopher Hitchens’ condition, I stumbled upon this little piece posted today by Andrew Sullivan, Hitch's Cancer
Here’s his whole post:
I'm devastated by the news. We need Christopher around for a long, long time. I do not know the details and understand his need for privacy. But he seems in good spirits if… Continue
Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on July 1, 2010 at 5:00pm —
(This is taken from the Newsweek website, but I read it in my issue today and found it interesting. Take a look, he mentions that nations choosing to rule under religious doctrine fail and expands a bit on that.)
Christopher Hitchens: The Death of Theocracy
The term "theocracy" trips readily enough off the tongue and is an accurate description of a system where mortals claim the right to dominate other mortals in the name of God. But it is also a word that has… Continue
Added by Samantha J. on January 12, 2010 at 7:19pm —
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