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Poster:newdadin09
Date:2008-12-20 00:09
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Three Questions About Rick Warren's Role in the Inauguration
If we must have an officiating priest, surely we can do better than this vulgar huckster.
By Christopher Hitchens
Posted Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at 11:33 AM ET

http://www.slate.com/id/2207148/

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Poster:newdadin09
Date:2008-12-06 22:48
Subject:Merry Christmas Hitch!
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Poster:newdadin09
Date:2008-11-27 19:17
Subject:Sorry to be late, but maybe you can read it with your pie
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'The Turkey Has Landed'
An immigrant celebrates the most distinctively American holiday.

by CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS
Thursday, November 24, 2005 12:01 A.M. EST

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Poster:newdadin09
Date:2008-11-06 22:47
Subject:More Hitchens
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Poster:newdadin09
Date:2008-11-04 19:01
Subject:My goodness
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Poster:newdadin09
Date:2008-11-02 11:35
Subject:Hitchens video
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The editor of "Patrol" speaks with Christopher Hitchens after the debate with theologian Douglas Wilson at The King's College in New York City.

The complete thing: http://www.vimeo.com/2111182

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Poster:newdadin09
Date:2008-10-23 22:50
Subject:Yes indeed
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Poster:newdadin09
Date:2008-10-17 06:33
Subject:Sorry Hitchens
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McCain fell on his face in the debate and knocked his teeth into his nose, he is an unreliable and uninterested champion of conservatism, and I'll STILL vote for him.Collapse )

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Poster:newdadin09
Date:2008-10-14 18:56
Subject:Hitchens debutts on bloggingheads.tv
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Poster:newdadin09
Date:2008-10-13 18:52
Subject:Hello Dead Community
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Vote for Obama
McCain lacks the character and temperament to be president. 
And Palin is simply a disgrace.

By Christopher Hitchens
Posted Monday, Oct. 13, 2008

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Poster:infidelbookworm
Date:2008-08-29 19:19
Subject:The last man to start a blog
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http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/hitchens/christopher_hitchens/

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Poster:infidelbookworm
Date:2008-08-26 22:19
Subject:On Al Jazeera
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Poster:just_a_figment
Date:2007-10-10 16:44
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So, I guess no one really posts in this community much anymore. But, the other Hitchens community disappeared rather abruptly the other day.


Good news, The Hitch has been nominated for a National Book Award!


Associated Press story here.


NEW YORK (AP) — Should Christopher Hitchens win a National Book Award, you can be sure he won't thank any higher powers.

The author, columnist and commentator was nominated for "God Is Not Great," a polemic with a self-evident theme. Hitchens' book received mixed reviews, but became a best seller over the spring and summer and continued a wave of anti-religious works, including Richard Dawkins' "The God Delusion" and Daniel Dennett's "Breaking the Spell."


...It was the first National Book Award nomination for the British-born Hitchens, who wasn't even eligible for the prize until last April, when on his 58th birthday he became a United States citizen. He resides in Washington, D.C., and has well lived up to the title of his featured column on Slate, "Fighting Words." Objects of attack have included Mother Teresa, Henry Kissinger and, much to the unhappiness of his former liberal allies, opponents of the Iraq War.

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Poster:half_my_own_man
Date:2007-05-17 04:59
Subject:Falwell
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Thank you, "berkeleyguy0."


"Christopher Hitchens on the Anderson Cooper 360 show talking about Reverend Jerry Falwell and his death of the previous day. Recorded on 15-May-2007."

(A commentary here.)


"Christopher Hitchens along with Ralph Reed participate in a debate on the legacy of the Reverend Jerry Falwell. This was recorded from the Hannity and Colmes show of 16-May-2007."

"If you gave Falwell an enema, he'd be buried in a matchbox."
It's always fun to see Sean Hannity accuse someone else of being smug, or rude, or superior.

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Poster:half_my_own_man
Date:2007-05-16 19:11
Subject:Source of morals
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The third part of Christopher Hitchens' exchange with Douglas Wilson is up, and Mr. Wilson asks a question which went unanswered when Mr. Sharpton asked it earlier this month:

You say in passing that ethical imperatives are "derived from innate human solidarity."  A host of difficult questions immediately arise, which is perhaps why atheists are generally so coy about trying to answer this question.  Derived by whom?  Is this derivation authoritative?  Do the rest of us ever get to vote on which derivations represent true, innate human solidarity?  Do we ever get to vote on the authorized derivers?  On what basis is innate human solidarity authoritative?  If someone rejects innate human solidarity, are they being evil, or are they just a mutation in the inevitable changes that the evolutionary process requires?  What is the precise nature of human solidarity?  What is easier to read, the book of Romans or innate human solidarity?  Are there different denominations that read the book of innate human solidarity differently?  Which one is right?  Who says?

And last, does innate human solidarity believe in God?

Or, to put it briefly, where do atheists get our morals?

I think this is the chief fear that the faithful have of atheists.  I suspect that the answer is very complicated, as is most of science's answers compared to the glibness of religion's answers.

My dad always had a strong sense of morals, and was and is usually outraged about something or other.

Does anyone have any ideas here?

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Poster:half_my_own_man
Date:2007-05-16 18:58
Subject:Wikipedia
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Hitchens seems to have been completely rewritten recently.

Also, I'm as atheist as the next guy, but this chick seems to have her boxers in a bunch.

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Poster:half_my_own_man
Date:2007-05-16 17:33
Subject:Falwell
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Faith-Based Fraud
Jerry Falwell's foul rantings prove you can get away with anything if you have "Reverend" in front of your name.

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Poster:half_my_own_man
Date:2007-05-16 05:40
Subject:More
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"He's really not saying, 'Come, let us reason together,' " Olasky said before the debate.  "He's saying, 'You're stupid,' and I don't think that's the best tactic to produce a dialogue."

On the radio in Toronto.

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Poster:half_my_own_man
Date:2007-05-15 14:19
Subject:Jerry Falwell died today
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Everything is connected.

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Poster:half_my_own_man
Date:2007-05-15 04:34
Subject:More sites on the information superhighway
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Hitchens with Bill Maher.

"I hope your book is in every hotel room in the country."

Mr. Unfurth shot H. from the back row of a signing in Barnes & Noble, where Hitchens gave a little speech.

This is 3:43 because it just cuts off for no reason.

Fox News' "Red Eye".


H. sits in the insufferable Sean Hannity's "hot seat" without breaking a sweat.


Michael Kinsley's review.

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