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Polemical journalist and atheist Christopher Hitchens dead at 62
Christopher Hitchens, journalist and author of his new memoir ''Hitch 22,'' poses for a portrait outside his hotel in New York, June 7, 2010. By Anthony Boadle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British-born journalist and atheist intellectual Christopher Hitchens ...

Hitchens, contrarian who embraced and battled Judaism, dead at 62
By Ron Kampeas · December 16, 2011 WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Christopher Hitchens, the atheist and iconoclast who discovered in adulthood that he was of Jewish descent, has died. Vanity Fair, where much of Hitchens' work appeared, announced his passing late ...

British writer Christopher Hitchens dies
Vanity Fair says contributing editor, essayist and pundit Christopher Hitchens has died at the age of 62. Top pop divas PHOTOS: Forbes highest earning women in music. Molly critical VIDEO: Tributes flow to Meldrum, in a coma after ladder fall. ...

Christopher Hitchens Eulogized by Roya Hakakian
His charm, his way with words and his brilliant contentiousness have all been well cataloged, but Christopher Hitchens's key quality was his ability to make common cause with the oppressed wherever he found them. In 1984, the year that, for those of us ...

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Brian_Troy RT @DougStanhope: The world just became even more stupid. Good getting out, sir. #Christopher Hitchens has left the building.

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ManWithMartini RT @SalmanRushdie: Goodbye, my beloved friend. A great voice falls silent. A great heart stops. Christopher Hitchens, April 13, 1949-December 15, 2011.

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paitooperdomo RT @malpensante: "Nunca deben tener el poder quienes carecen de sentido del humor", Christopher Hitchens

BoucherMC RT @stephenfry: Goodbye, Christopher Hitchens. You were envied, feared, adored, reviled and loved. Never ignored. Never bested. A great and marvellous man

Yugblad RT @SalmanRushdie: Goodbye, my beloved friend. A great voice falls silent. A great heart stops. Christopher Hitchens, April 13, 1949-December 15, 2011.

Eric_Bartoszak RT @andypatton: RIP Christopher Hitchens.

russdenny “That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” ― Christopher Hitchens #GodisNotGreat

BenPrudden Vanity Fair editor said Christopher Hitchens was someone "of ferocious intellect, who was as vibrant on the page as he was at the bar" R.I.P

nationalpost RT @bruce_arthur: My feed is full of writers, and we're all trying to express what Christopher Hitchens meant. All I can say is what a writer. What a writer.

MiamiNowTv Vanity Fair says contributing editor, essayist and pundit Christopher #Hitchens has died -JM" http://t.co/DKhhgbGo

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Christopher Hitchens For Stem Cell Research But Against Abortion? by Q: I was watching a debate between Jay Richards and Christopher Hitchens and Hitchens said hes against abortion but at other times supports stem cell research. Can somebody explain please?

A: Stem cells come from many different sources now.

Do you think Christopher Hitchens and Douglas Wilson are still pals? by Q: Doug is a Christian, Chris is an atheist. I believe they've had numerous debates, but when you look behind the scenes they are actually quite chummy together. Are they still friends?

A: Sure. People can disagree about things and still be friends. Besides, agreeing with everything is boring. Disagreeing makes things interesting..

Is Christopher Hitchens the most intellectual sage of our generation? by nick v Q: It's a shame that he has esophageal cancer, but he will be the most remembered when he's gone. He's probably the voice of reason and true wisdom, and who knows maybe someday he will see religion diminish and forgotten before his time

Is Christopher Hitchens one the best thinkers of our times? by Dimitri Q: He seems to know a lot more about the evils of religion and God than any other.

A: Well if you're qualifying "best" as a thinker you shows you the evils of religion Hitchens seems to be a fair representative, but is that really what a "best thinker" is? As my leanings in teleological matters mirrors his positions it's not hard to endorse him, but to label him as one of the best seems to be an over reach. He has not expanded knowledge, but generally has been a journalist exposing to the wider public positions not known by them. As a journalist he certainty has done a great job exposing his positions in a clear manner, but his path generally has not been to find the novel, the unexplained, the unknown, and show how we rationally understand it. He's a fair thinker, but shouldn't we leave the title of best to Aristotle, Darwin, Einstein, Locke, and other philosophers?

Where can I find the latest Christopher Hitchens updates and videos? by MyBestAnswer Q: Haven't seen anything lately? anyone know what he is up to?

A: try you tube

What are your thoughts on this quotation by Christopher Hitchens about Ronald Reagan? by Derek Q: "He should certainly have been impeached and removed from office over the Iran-Contra racket, in which he was exposed as the president of a secret and illegal government, financed with an anti-constitutional hostage-trading and arms-dealing budget, as well as of the ostensibly legitimate one." Heil Obama: I never mentioned Barack Obama in the question.

A: I couldn't agree more, darling. Many in my family worship Reagan, but in my opinion, he sucked. His administration demonstrated nothing but contempt for the law and for the American people. (((Derek)))

Is it consistent for atheist Christopher Hitchens to say he is NOT a relativist? by whirlingmerc Q: Christopher Hitches says religion poisons everything and yet says he is not a relativist. Can an atheist be anything but a relativist or is he in denial? Does he have an absolutist relgion of his own making? see the discussion on Coliision http://www.theaterofgod.com/session/2

A: I think that, as it applies to his atheism, it is consistent. On the other hand, I know of atheists who changed their minds and became deists. That would imply that, at least in their case, they encountered new data which altered their convictions. That would be the epitome of relativism.

How would you distinguish the atheism of Christopher Hitchens from that of Richard Dawkins? by Q: (Or do you consider their beliefs to be basically the same?)

A: Well, one of them doesn't believe in any gods while the other doesn't believe in any gods. That said, Hitchens is not actually an atheist but an anti-theist. Dawkins on the other hand is an atheist.

Does any one know where I can view or see a transcript of the Christopher Hitchens/Michael Moore debate? by Drbne Q: It was the debate in 2002 at Telluride film festival. I'd love to see Hitchens take on an easily beatable Michael Moore.

A: I assume it was about the Iraq War. Kevin, dear -- Hitchens is a conservative who was FOR the war. He wrote that big "list of Fahrenheit 911 lies" you all were quoting for several years. How soon Republicans forget! He changed his mind after it fell apart though, which a true Republican would never do. I never heard this debate, but it would be entertaining to watch...so long as Hitchens was drunk. That's how he does his best arguing.

How long has Christopher Hitchens got to live? by Forrest Gump Q: I haven't heard much about him for a while and last time i saw him he was bald and lost a lot of weight.

A: Estimated? Nobody really knows. Hasn't been publicized. ~~

Who would win in a fist fight between Christopher Hitchens and the Pope? by Q: Both are weak right now, I think it would be a fair fight.

A: The pope's got that whole Nazi training thing going on. Bet he's a mean goosestepper.

How about a national day of "wishful thoughts" for Christopher Hitchens and what he stands for? by compiste_man Q: No signs, no yelling, just a day in which anyone who wants to participate joins with others to stop and think. A mental strike in essence.

A: Christopher Hitchens would be sure to blather on mindlessly throughout the whole thing

How come more people defend Christopher Hitchens than will defend Kirk Cameron? by Occult Consultant (STFU) Q: And poor Osama Bin Laden...NOBODY stuck up for that guy! Even the chick who defended his looks said he was nonetheless creepy! Kill a few thousand people, and all of a sudden, everybody hates you!

A: You know... even Christians thought it was sad when Kirk Cameron tried to prove God existed by using bananas as his main argument. -SD-

What do you think of Christopher Hitchens? by Who Dat Q: I've never really listened to him much. I don't live in America so I don't hear as much of his commentary as others maybe do, but my brother showed me a video of him on Youtube today going off on one about religion. What do you think of his approach to religion? Do you think he's right to criticise it and attack it, or do you just take the 'live and let live' position?

A: He's entertaining. Sometimes he's funny, sometimes he's a jerk, sometimes he says something insightful. He's best when he respects his opponent and the format doesn't allow him to get confirmation from the audience. He can be a clown and go too far when he thinks the audience is cheering him on. He sweats less than he used to.

Christopher Hitchens the male chauvenist pig Say men are way funnier then women? by virgin guy Q: This guy has alot of anger issues. Why would the leader of the extremist atheist movement say such a male chauvenist thing about women. Most of my life I have seen that female comedians are just as funny and sometimes more funny than men. What do you ladies think?

A: Christopher Hitchens is no authority on anything.

What are some christians hoping to achieve by stating they are praying for christopher hitchens? by Q: 1. Pray doesn't work. There are no studies to show that pray works on a third party. 2. He is an atheist so does not want prayers 3. By stating it to the media et al, it is pretty obvious they are just trying to annoy atheists otherwise they would pray in private for his soul/body etc... Thoughts?

A: They are violating the admonition in Matthew against praying to be seen. Telling everyone they are praying makes them, according to the word of god, hypocrites.

Are Conservatives and religious folks satisfied that Christopher Hitchens is ill? by Q: He has cancer and most likely won't make it through the year -- does this make Conservative christians happy since he challenged them?

A: Who? Thousands of people I don't die every minute am I to know them all or even care?

Why are questions about Christopher Hitchens being deleted? by TheKitten Q: Not a particular fan of the man myself, but this kind of censorship is ludicrous. Especially from a community that sets its belief in tolerance. If any of you actually believe that. Delete this one? Fine - that'll only cause me to publish another.

Do you think Charles Bukowski and Christopher Hitchens could hang out together? by compiste_man Q: Please no hate posts. I know Hank is dead and Hitchens is very ill (I have "wishful thoughts" for him) so don't point out the obvious either.

A: Depends. Bukowski might find Hitchens amusing, but he could be a mean drunk sometimes and Hitchens can be pretty annoying.

Why did Christopher Hitchens do so horribly in debate? Is his career over? by Q: I saw a debate at www.shockawenow.net where Hitchens stumbles and mumbles and stutters and stammers and loses. Now he was debating a very good debater, William Lane Craig...but still..why did Hitchens do so bad? Do you think he was drunk or something? I am an atheist and support Hitchens normally he does good but he got his rear end stomped by Craig. What's up with Hitchens?

A: William Lane Craig gets it to where no one can come against the facts he's stating. They are both great debaters, but I guess the best man wins.

How do I write to Christopher Hitchens? by Q: I've heard of people writing to him before, especially now because of his illness. Does anyone know how I could send a letter to him? Thanks.

A: Vanity Fair put up a form page to contact him: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/christopher-hitchens

Why are christians leaving mean comments in the Christopher Hitchens cancer news article? by Six Six Six Q: I've read about 400 comments and all the people claiming to be christians disgust me. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100920/ap_on_re_us/us_christopher_hitchens_cancer#mwpphu-container

A: some poeple are just mean jerks and should look at the whole do unto others thing

How is Christopher Hitchens in his fight against cancer? by Q: I hope he's doing well. Where can I find the latest interview with him, and be updated on his condition? Thanks.

A: Pray for Him and other Cancer fighters. Romans 10:9 SDA

What do you think about Christopher Hitchens who died an angry failure? by Q: He failed to get rid of Christianity.

Does anyone know if Christopher Hitchens will survive his cancer or has a chance? by Q: A lot of atheists activists are getting older, dawkins, hitchens, dockett.. is there anyone looming in the shadows to take their place?

A: Realistically, given that his esophageal cancer has metastasized, he has something like a 5% chance of living another few years. There are plenty of other "atheist activists" - but I don't know of any with the same charisma as Hitchens.

Why do some Christians claim the Christopher Hitchens' recent cancer was punishment from God? by Captain Canuck Q: But meanwhile don't seem to notice Joni Eareckson Tada, a famous Evangelical Christian, who has been paralyzed since 1967, but more recently was diagnosed with breast cancer, almost at the same time as Hitchens?

A: Or that Dawkins is still out there kicking ass :-) Because, christians want people that disagree with them to die. They would like nothing more than to see all non-believers wiped from the face of the earth, regardless of the consequences.

Why is Christopher Hitchens so angry? by voraciousreader Q: I am reading God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens. He seems very aggressive and angry. I don't know why exactly. Am I missing something?

A: He's angry that nonsensical religious beliefs are a cancer on our world.

Did you see the debate between Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair? by nick v Q: I thought it was good. Hitchens won so well. Perhaps this shows that religion is a force for evil rather than good.

A: I thought it was great.

Why did Christopher Hitchens criticize and attack Tony Blair for becoming a Catholic? by Lover Q: Why does Hitchens actually care what religion someone coverts to or follows? How is that any different to a Muslim criticizing and attacking an atheist or Christian for not being Muslim? This kind of extremism makes me sick.

A: Concur with Bobby B above. He would have criticized Tony Blair if he became ANY religion, not just Catholic. My wife is Catholic and I am Jewish and she does NOT want me to change nor do I want her to change. One son is an athekst, the other son married a Jewish girl and became Jewish. The world is made up of a lot of different people and different ways of dealing with life, including Mr. Hitchens. He is ill but has asked for no prayers. I will oblige but as one human being to another, I wish him well.

A popular liberal pundit wrote that it is hateful to pray for Christopher Hitchens, is prayer hateful? by pamcarter Q: She took it upon herself to speak for the dying Hitchens and say he doesn't want prayer and in fact prayers are hateful to him as an atheist. Are prayers ever wrong?

A: Sounds to me that he is the person who needs the prayer the most. And since he is an atheist why would he think it is hateful for you to mumble nonsense to something that does not exist? The only time prayer is wrong is when it is done for ungodly reasons e.g. praying for something sinful.

How to debate like Christopher Hitchens? by Q: What are some good tips on debating religious people or just debating in general? I want to be as good as Hitchens, so besides just having an immense amount of knowledge, what else could you do, like strategies and basic tips, to win debates. On a second note any counters for the common arguments of creationists or other religious people such as faith and philosophy.

A: You want to be self confident, self assured, and forceful. You have to also realize that you can not convince the opposite side that you are correct. You are arguing for all those that have yet to decide. As for beating back creationist's arguments, there is no point. The best of the creationist debaters have a wealth of information on minutia about where the rock record seems to be misleading, why this test was wrong, how this could not be related to that, etc. You need to ignore the specifics and focus on the generalities.

How would I go about trying to contact Christopher Hitchens? by Q: My computer won't let me go onto what I presume to be the main website representing Hitchens for some reason so I thought I would ask yahoo answers about attempting to get into contact with him about my reception of some of his work. Thanks I have looked into his facebook representation, there are two profiles for Hitchens and I don't believe either are real, there are pages but I don't think any of these actually represent him.

A: it would be hard to get through to him on facebook, as there are loads of people pretending to be him, so try emailing him through an email given on his website, or contacting his PR

How is Christopher Hitchens doing? by Q: Does anybody know how Christopher Hitchens is getting on with his cancer treatment all? Any articles he may of written or interviews in which he has appeared recently would be much appreciated.

A: I honestly don't know. The last I heard was that Mr. Hitchens has resigned himself to the fact that he is going to die soon, and advised others to avoid the cigarettes and cocktail parties for their own good. He also mentioned that many Christians sent him letters and e-mails echoing Rudy's statement that they hope he dies slowly and painfully and burns in Hell for eternity unless he repents and accepts Jesus as his Lord and Savior. However, Mr. Hitchens also acknowledges that many other Christians have simply written to him to say that they are praying for his full recovery as well as his soul (which he does not believe in). Mr. Hitchens added that while he had no intentions of participating in the planned "Pray for Christopher Hitchens Day" that numerous Christian Churches have urged, he did say that he appreciated the sentiments and kindness just the same. TO Rudy: If you really ARE a "true Christian" as you claim to be, then you know that Jesus Christ commands us to LOVE our enemies and pray for them, so I suggest that YOU do the same for Mr. Hitchens if you really are the Christian you claim to be. Truthfully sir, you sound like an atheist who likes to mock Christians for our hypocrisy. If you actually do practice Christianity, then sir I must say that YOU are the type of person that gives us followers of Jesus Christ a BAD NAME. similar to what those dunderheads at Westborough Baptist Church do at every military funeral, and your statement HERE is what gives ammunition to the hateful atheists who often post on this website. I would suggest you read the Gospels again and pick out the ENTIRE message of Jesus Christ instead of some passages from the Old Testament that emphasize the wrath of God. And while we're at it, let's all pray for Mr. Hitchens for his physical AND spiritual recovery, for the Lord does NOT rejoice in the destruction of the wicked. FYI--I am NOT specifically saying that Mr. Hitchens is "wicked" so all you nitpickers out there please TAKE this quote as it is intended and DO NOT read into it your own prejudiced remarks...thank you. His Utmost Excellency, the Emperor, has spoken.

Is Christopher Hitchens admired by the British royal family? by Q: I know that Mr. Hitchens has said some warm things about the late Princess Diana, so naturally I thought he might share holidays with them on occasion. Of course, battling cancer is Mr. Hitchens' #1 priority at the moment, so he does not likely see the royals as often as he'd like. Do you imagine Queen Elizabeth sends her regards from time to time?

A: It is most unlikely as Mr. Hitchens is a man of letters while the Royals are not.

Why do conservatives hate Christopher Hitchens? Are they afraid of him? Are the tea party afraid of him? by Q: It would stand to reason as Christopher Hitchens has never lost a debate yet. Whats your view on him?

Why do so many people think that William Lane Craig crushed Christopher Hitchens? by Q: The return of Christopher Hitchens reminded me of this, and now I'm curious as to why people are saying this, but yet they can't prove it. I watched a video titled "Hitchens Is Humiliated By William Lane Craig," however, the title was very misleading. Does anyone have any real videos or recorded debates between the two of them that proves this?

A: I don't pay attention to those kind of debates. All it comes down to is who words their argument most persuasively, not who is actually correct. People have their minds made up before they even listen.

Atheists, if Christopher Hitchens converted to Christianity, then would you believe? by 2nd In Command to David Q: If Christopher said that God came to him, and now he believes, then would you believe? Yes you say? Well did you know that the Apostle Paul was the Christopher Hitchens of his day to Christians, yet he became one? So why don't you believe if God gave you the miracle of St. Paul?

A: So your saying follow a MAN so you'll understand a man made religion. Answer I'm not a lamb and won't follow anyone blindly.

How can I write Christopher Hitchens? by Q: I am trying to determine an e-mail address or post address where I can write Christopher Hitchens a letter. If anyone could help me find a way, I would be forever thankful. thanks internet!

A: He's at the University of Oxford. You could write to him there. I didn't find anything about email or his own web site.

christopher hitchens? by Aaron B Q: anyone else see him as brilliant and awesome? and if you don't--and can put up a good argument against anything he's written or done--please do so. cool then. i didn't thumbs down any of you, just to let you know. but if you suspect that i did by writing this out, then you might be paranoid. and then in a way i'm paranoid about you being paranoid. ish.

A: Yeah, he's cool and a funny guy too.

How can I get in touch with Christopher Hitchens? by Nimwho Q: Christopher Hitchens is my hero, I would love to somehow get in touch with him, offer him support, ask him advice, etc. How can I do so?

A: come to the global atheist convention in Melbourne next year, he's scheduled to speak (if he's still alive). You'll probably get to meet him if he's there, last year I got to meet Dawkins, AC Grayling and Peter Singer. http://www.atheistconvention.org.au/

Why was there a goober that looked just like Christopher Hitchens in my packet of Goobers? by Scienterrific Atheist! xD Q: And as usual, the goober was totally smashed. I very much doubt it, but just for fun, could there be any spiritual significance to this? And do you think I could sell this goober on ebay? I would assume no one willingly waste a cent on a totally smashed goober, but you never know, there very likely is some sap out there who might get something out of a smashed goober that looks just like Christopher Hitchens.

A: lol Did your goober taste like scotch? Start the opening bid at $1000.

Did God give birds wings to fit the definition in the dictionary? Christopher Hitchens quote? by Q: I heard this quote recently with an interview with Christopher Hitchens-on his book God is not Great. What in the heck is he talking about?

A: He was, as usual, being sarcastic. I think he was trying to point out that most Christian explanations are backwards. Like the idea that god must have made the world for us, because it is exactly the sort of planet we need. Whereas the truth is that we evolved into the creatures we are, because this is the planet we evolved on. He may also have had a drink or two !

Do you think Christopher Hitchens answers his emails? by Nimwho Q: I'm basically in need of advice. I want to follow the same life path as christopher hitchens did, but I need advice.

A: Christopher Hitchens is currently dying from esophageal cancer. I really don't think he'll have the time or desire to respond.

How could I contact Christopher Hitchens? by Q: My best friend is a big fan of his. He constantly tells me that Christopher Hitchens is his ultimate idol. Whenever he talks about him he lights up and talks a mile a minute. My friend has had a rough year and is prone to depression, but he has been fighting it back best he can. The fact that Christopher Hitchens has acquired cancer has not helped his year in the least bit. I would like to send Christopher Hitchens a letter thanking him for fighting the good fight and possibly get his autograph. Any help with contact info would be appreciated.

A: I found this on one of his Vanity Fair articles: Christopher Hitchens is a Vanity Fair contributing editor. Send comments on all Hitchens-related matters to [email protected] http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2010/09/hitchens-201009

Why Did William Lane Craig destroy Christopher Hitchens in debate? by Jimmy Chang Q: What were some of the advantages that William Lane Craig has over Christopher Hitchens and has this influenced Richard Dawkins decision to run from an encounter with William Lane Craig?

A: Well besides the fact that Craig has two earned PhD's (Philosophy and Theology)....and Craig was sober...I'll let you draw your own conclusions on Hitch. Oh that and Dr. Craig is wayyyy smarter than Chris (who is usually regurgitating someone (smarter) else arguments).

Is Christopher Hitchens correct on the source of human morality ? by PBR_Limit Q: Thinker Christopher Hitchens argues that morality is a human made concept that was stolen by religion . His best argument, in my opinion, is that are we to think that the Jews did not know murder, rape, and stealing were immoral before the 10 Commandments ? I would argue that most organized socieities knew these things were wrong because not following them would lead to chaos and unorganization. Comments ?

A: I agree with Hitchens on this; morality is a natural process arrived at by any rational group of beings. It's necessary for the continued survival of the species.

Christians; Are you praying for Christopher Hitchens to suffer and die or to get better? by Q: As you probably know, Christopher Hitchens has cancer and the odds aren't so great.Some Christians are praying for him to suffer and die while others are praying for him to get better. Which side are you on?

A: I'm praying for his recovery because he has three children who love him, and who will miss him substantially if he dies. He's also a human being who deserves my compassion. And besides that, and despite his hatred of people like me ( people of faith), there aren't many wordsmiths around who can manipulate the pen quite like he can. I'd read Hitchens just for the quality of the writing alone, regardless of what the subject was. I do pray he makes it.

How can I get a message to Christopher Hitchens? by Snance Q: I want to say "Amen, Brother Hitchens!" His commentary about Jerry Falwell is spot on. First Anderson Cooper 360 last night, then tonight on Hannity and Colmes. I want to thank Hitchens for his forthright confrontation of Falwell's bullying, intolerance, and bigotry. Dying doesn't absolve responsibility. Speaking ill of the dead is fine when the dead have done so much damage. There is much in common between Christian conservatives and Al Qaeda. Christopher Hitchens, you speak for many of us. Thank you.

A: YES!

Atheists: Is Christopher Hitchens correct on very scale in his criticism? by Dimitri Q: There was a video on youtube called 'Hitchens rejects Christianity" He said himself that Christianity "doesn't deserve the attention of civilized or thoughtful people" Is Christopher Hitchens correct on every scale of his criticism on religion? Most of the things he says seem right. MotivationalRaven: what do you mean by 'stopped atheists from embracing an idea?

A: If Hitchens' premise is that religion should be left in the past because science has disproved religion, he might be taking his idea too far. Religion doesn't fail science, it's just that science doesn't apply to religion in the first place. Science is whatever falls under the scientific method, and the scientific method is to create a hypothesis, test that hypothesis, and if it passes those tests the hypothesis becomes a working theory. The problem is, the idea of God can't be tested. It doesn't fail tests; the tests don't apply in the first place. On the opposite side, you have theologians who try to use science to prove their faith. This will never work for the same reason: faith isn't scientific. For all we know, their faith could be true, but just because something's true, doesn't make it scientific (e.g. love, art, fear, friendship ... they can all be measured scientifically but the essence of them is not scientific, even though we know they exist). Historically, religious people started almost all our education systems, international humanitarian organizations, and hospitals. I don't think Hitchens and the others are looking at the whole picture when they denounce all religion as archaic superstition. Religion can do great good as well as great harm; it depends on the believer. Extremists have taken science to devastating ends, as well. Hitchens has good points, but I don't understand why he would have any complaint with religion existing. He has the right not to believe it.

Is Christopher Hitchens philosophically correct on his criticism on religion? by Dimitri Q: There was a video on youtube called 'Hitchens rejects Christianity" He said himself that Christianity "doesn't deserve the attention of civilized or thoughtful people" Is Christopher Hitchens correct on every scale of his criticism on religion? Most of the things he says seem right.

A: He does speak very well and is knowledgeable. But ultimately you have to decide for yourself what you think about these matters.

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