RIP Christopher Hitchens

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Maverick74, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Maverick74

    Maverick74

  2. I always liked him, you always knew you were getting an honest opinion from him, he ddint really seem rigidly locked into any kind of political beliefs, he never towed the line, even thiough he was a devout atheist he had a smooth way of doing it, where he didnt seem like an arrogant asshole.

    RIP

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  3. Maverick74

    Maverick74

    He didn't pontificate his atheism in a condescending manner. He was more concerned with radical Islam and the connection between extreme religious belief and war. Hence he was a strong Bush ally on the war in Iraq. Put another way, he was more concerned with how the behavior of any religious radical of any religion and how their behavior affects society as a whole.
     
  4. Mods need to change the edit time again, it is hard to describe what i meant by that quote, but i kind of meant that when he was saying something arrogantly, he came across as so over the top arrogant that it was humorous, very few people could pull that style of sarcasm off without looking like an asshole, but it was definitely a style which was unique to him. Of course the British accent was perfect for that style of humour.

     
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  6. Here was what i meant by the over the top arrogance that was funny, this isnt as good as some of his arguments, but this was the best i could find that would somewhat show what i meant.

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  7. Awesome!
     
  8. A champion for truth.

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  9. kut2k2

    kut2k2

    A "champion for truth" who was solidly behind Bush's unconscionable invasion and occupation of Iraq. Looks pretty contradictory to me. In the end, Hitchems' lust for British-style imperialism won out over whatever merits he may have had.
     
  10. I disagreed with him on Bush, but Hitchens was honest, didn't walk any party line and stood behind what he believed. I don't have to agree with everything a person believes to respect him, and I do respect Hitchens. He was always fun and interesting to listen to and to read.
     
    #10     Dec 17, 2011