All Blog Posts Tagged 'Christopher' (17)

Book: "What Are You Without God" by Christopher Krzeminski

The subtitle of this book is "How to discredit religious thought and rebuild your identity."  You can find it easily on amazon.  The wording of the book is very complex, but not in such a way that it was difficult for me to follow.  After reading it for awhile, you realize that it has to be that way... the wording needs to be very precise, because if it's not it can be argued with.

The book doesn't leave any wiggle room.  From beginning to end, there is pretty much nothing any…

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Added by Maxwell Marovich on June 2, 2014 at 8:33am — 6 Comments

From Wellville to Tumortown

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…

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Added by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on September 11, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Think Inc Conference Special

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…

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Added by Martin Pribble on September 19, 2011 at 12:34am — 1 Comment

Christopher Hitchens latest article on 9/11

http://www.slate.com/id/2303013

Simply Evil

A decade after 9/11, it remains the best description and most essential fact about al-Qaida.

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Added by Sassan K. on September 7, 2011 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

C.S. Lewis and the Nonsensical Argument for Jesus' Divinity (Follow-up)

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.

 

 

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Added by Ezra T. Klatt on May 24, 2011 at 11:42am — No Comments

2011 Time Magazine Top 100

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…

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Added by Scarlette Blues on April 9, 2011 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Let's begin this conversation

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…

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Added by Martin Pribble on March 30, 2011 at 8:11pm — 1 Comment

Richard Dawkins Honors Christopher Hitchens

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 — No Comments

A fight with my mother.

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…
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Added by Zombie Atheist on November 23, 2010 at 12:01am — No Comments

'The "New Atheism" is not new at all' - from Martin S Pribble blog

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 — No Comments

"Atheist Climber Prominent People Project" from Atheist Climber blog

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 — 1 Comment

"The Atheist Re-Enlightenment" from Atheist Climber blog

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 — 4 Comments

Praying for Hitchens











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 — 6 Comments

“Don’t be a dick”? Sometimes we need to…



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 — 1 Comment

This Guy Is Kind Of A Jerk.

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…
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Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on July 1, 2010 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

Christopher Hitchen's article in Newsweek about Theocracy and the Islamic Regime

(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 — No Comments

Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens in unmoderated 2-hour discussion.

Look how easy it was to paste two video's in.



Hour 1…



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Added by Sophie on April 2, 2009 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

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