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Christopher Hitchens dead at 62 - December 16, 2011, 09:53 AM

Atheist intellectual Christopher Hitchens dead at 62 | Reuters

Although he was no friend to my world view, I really enjoyed listening to his arguments and forming my own responses. I was hoping to meet him one day. Much respect, Sir.
Hitchens was not one to mince words. In his book on Bill Clinton "No one left to lie to", he called the former U.S. president a "rapist" and a "con man." He once referred to Mother Teresa of Calcutta as a "fanatical Albanian dwarf."

In a 2010 interview with Reuters, Hitchens dismissed criticism that he moved from left to right and helped former U.S. President George W. Bush sell the 2003 war with Iraq to the American public with what turned out to be bad intelligence about weapons of mass destruction.

"Saddam was an enemy of the civilized world and he should have been taken out a long time before," Hitchens said of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. "I have no regrets about that at all."

The 2001 attacks on the United States by Islamic fundamentalists in hijacked passenger planes made Hitchens ever more critical of the role of religion in the world, and led him to appreciate the merits of American democracy.

"I am absolutely convinced that the main source of hatred in the world is religion, and organized religion," he wrote.

Hitchens is survived by his wife, Carol Blue; their daughter, Antonia; and his children from a previous marriage, Alexander and Sophia, Vanity Fair said.
Hitchens was bold, brazen, and unwilling to cower to the left or anyone else. We could use more like him.



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I only liked the guy because he gave not 1 single fuck. He cared not for political correctness, and would squeeze lemon juice on hurt buttholes.


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Never heard of him. Looks like I wasn't missing out on much.
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Never heard of him. Looks like I wasn't missing out on much.
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Sad to see him go. Although I disagreed with him on matters of faith, he was certainly a straight shooter.
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Never heard of him. Looks like I wasn't missing out on much.
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I'll bet Hitchens never heard of you guys either.


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I am 100% sure of that. Thanks for reaffirming my suspicions, lol...


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Although I did not agree with all of his conclusions and blatant attention whoring, it has been kind of disappointing to see some of the comments rejoicing in his death (yeah yeah, it's the interwebs, haters gonna hate, etc.) Sad to see anyone of that age leave their family behind.

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Well there is certainly no shortage of people who lack the class and decency to refrain from bashing a dead guy. The internet is just their outlet of choice because it gives every breathing asshole a voice.


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Well there is certainly no shortage of people who lack the class and decency to refrain from bashing a dead guy. The internet is just their outlet of choice because it gives every breathing asshole a voice.
Do you think Hitchens exhibited any class and decency?

Just another high verbal quotient, intellectual cynic. We have enough of those on this planet as is. The world was not necessary any better with him here. It is no worse off now that he is gone.

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Do you think Hitchens exhibited any class and decency?

Just another high verbal quotient, intellectual cynic. We have enough of those on this planet as is. The world was not necessary any better with him here. It is no worse off now that he is gone.

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He was so full of himself. Looks down on lesser cancer's!
Just a pompous British ass!

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Ill elaborate. Bill proclaims to be a Apatheism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
so to call him a name that is usually associated with Jews... Hmmmm Irony perhaps...


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I wonder if he prayed before death? you know...just in case


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