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  1. #1 Christopher Hitchens Dead at 62 
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    Not exactly a favorite around here, but the man was great at provoking discussion. I hope he's at peace now after that long battle.
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    What a loss of human intellect. RIP, Mr. Hitchens. :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    Not exactly a favorite around here...
    That speaks more detrimentally to the character of those "around here" than to that of Christopher Hitchens, I can assure you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    That speaks more detrimentally to the character of those "around here" than to that of Christopher Hitchens, I can assure you.
    Well in fairness, apon review it seems that it was more just attacks on those who presented his message as opposed to Hitchens himself. I've just grown to associate animosity and Hitchens name where this site is concerned because of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    That speaks more detrimentally to the character of those "around here" than to that of Christopher Hitchens, I can assure you.
    Right because someone who despises Mother Teresa is someone we are supposed to embrace.

    Exactly how is that a flaw in OUR character?

    He had his strong points...but had equal reason to recieve scorn from Conservatives as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    Right because someone who despises Mother Teresa is someone we are supposed to embrace.

    Exactly how is that a flaw in OUR character?

    He had his strong points...but had equal reason to recieve scorn from Conservatives as well.
    Hitchens was the kind of leftist that most people on the left claim to be, but aren't. He was wrong about some things, right about others, but always honest about his beliefs and how he came by them, and because of this, you could debate with him honestly and even change his mind. He was a genuinely honest man, whose opinions were based on his convictions, rather than PC fads, and he never hesitated to speak his mind, regardless of the fallout, even when the fallout came from his own side. His support for America, for example, cost him a great deal among his fellow leftists, and could have cost him a lot more when you think about how the left reacts to real dissent, but he never wavered in support of our response to 9/11, something that took a lot of courage for someone who made his living writing for venues where America is automatically judged to be guilty, not until proven innocent, but long past the proof has been presented.

    We can disagree with him and still respect him.

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    He was always an entertaining guest on Bill Maher's show or The Daily Show.


    He should have the following saying engraved on his tombstone (unless he gets cremated):

    All Dressed Up And No Place To Go.
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    I bet he found out he was wrong about Hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Wood View Post
    I bet he found out he was wrong about Hell.
    Pascal's wager.
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