Christopher Hitchens: 1949 - 2011

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Christopher Hitchens—the incomparable critic, masterful rhetorician, fiery wit, and fearless bon vivant—died today at the age of 62. Hitchens was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in the spring of 2010, just after the publication of his memoir, Hitch-22, and began chemotherapy soon after. His matchless prose has appeared in Vanity Fair since 1992, when he was named contributing editor.

The world has lost a profound and irreplaceable intellectual. RIP Hitch.

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Posted by cyberninja

“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”― Mark Twain

Posted by King Saturn
Christopher Hitchens was a Very Unique Fellow... though I do not agree with all of his views... many of them on Religion in General I feel are On Point. Dude will be Missed. Though his Legacy will live on through the Free Thinking Community and several YouTube videos where he Pwned Religion Concepts. 
Posted by ReVamp

@cyberninja said:

“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”― Mark Twain

Nice.

Posted by ApatheticAvenger

@King Saturn: Indeed.

Posted by King Saturn
only five posts in this thread ? 
Posted by ApatheticAvenger

@King Saturn said:

only five posts in this thread ?

Maybe a lot of CV users are just unfamiliar with Hitchens.

Posted by King Saturn
@ApatheticAvenger said:

@King Saturn said:

only five posts in this thread ?

Maybe a lot of CV users are just unfamiliar with Hitchens.

that's sort of surprising... Hitchens is one of the more popular  Free Thinkers of this Generation... only guys I can think of that comes to mind with him are Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins... maybe Daniel Dennett too. 
Posted by Lance Uppercut

Hitchens, alongside Dawkins are among the few men I really respect in this day and age. RIP, Chris.

Posted by King Saturn
@Lance Uppercut said:

Hitchens, alongside Dawkins are among the few men I really respect in this day and age. RIP, Chris.

Sam Harris gets no love ? 
Posted by Lance Uppercut

@King Saturn said:

@Lance Uppercut said:

Hitchens, alongside Dawkins are among the few men I really respect in this day and age. RIP, Chris.

Sam Harris gets no love ?

I've never looked in to his work.

Edited by King Saturn
@Lance Uppercut said:

@King Saturn said:

@Lance Uppercut said:

Hitchens, alongside Dawkins are among the few men I really respect in this day and age. RIP, Chris.

Sam Harris gets no love ?

I've never looked in to his work.

fair enough
Edited by SilverGalford

i don't know him , but now i know he is dead.

Richard Dawkins...

Dawkins a great thinker? i see.

Posted by King Saturn
@SilverGalford said:

i don't know him , but now i know he is dead.

Richard Dawkins...

Dawkins a great thinker? i see.

Well the term I used was Free Thinker... but I guess we could call Dawkins a Great Thinker too. 
Posted by Vance Astro
@ApatheticAvenger said:

@King Saturn said:

only five posts in this thread ?

Maybe a lot of CV users are just unfamiliar with Hitchens.

Not unfamilar, just don't like him.
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Posted by Hacked

“She was not a friend of the poor. She was a friend of poverty. She said that suffering was a gift from God. She spent her life opposing the only known cure for poverty, which is the empowerment of women and the emancipation of them from a livestock version of compulsory reproduction.”

Hitchens, on Mother Teresa.

Posted by SC
@ApatheticAvenger said:

@King Saturn said:

only five posts in this thread ?

Maybe a lot of CV users are just unfamiliar with Hitchens.

 
I think this. Seeing as Hitchens was far more opposed to certain subjects far more vehemently than Dawkins, but I only ever see people criticizing Dawkins on CV.  
 
Oh, oh, and I was actually thinking of making this thread - then I actually literally figured that you would make it *smile* so thank you. 
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Posted by SC

RIP Christopher Hitchens. You helped me learn that questioning everything and critical thinking was way more fun than conforming and you were funny too. 

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Posted by ApatheticAvenger

@SC said:

@ApatheticAvenger said:

@King Saturn said:

only five posts in this thread ?

Maybe a lot of CV users are just unfamiliar with Hitchens.

I think this. Seeing as Hitchens was far more opposed to certain subjects far more vehemently than Dawkins, but I only ever see people criticizing Dawkins on CV. Oh, oh, and I was actually thinking of making this thread - then I actually literally figured that you would make it *smile* so thank you.

You are very welcome my friend.

@SC said:

RIP Christopher Hitchens. You helped me learn that questioning everything and critical thinking was way more fun than conforming and you were funny too.

Ironically, amen to that.

Posted by ApatheticAvenger
Edited by InnerVenom123

RIP.

Posted by Mortein

My faith in atheism is weakening.

but seriously, this made me sad.

Posted by ReVamp

No idea who he was, but that tweet is badass.

Posted by SC
@ReVamp said:

No idea who he was, but that tweet is badass.

 
He's like the Batman and Undertaker of critical reasoning and thinking. 
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Posted by ReVamp

@SC said:

@ReVamp said:

No idea who he was, but that tweet is badass.

He's like the Batman and Undertaker of critical reasoning and thinking.

Damn, then respect to the badass.