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← Christopher Hitchens: In Confidence

JohnJSal's Avatar Jump to comment 16 by JohnJSal

Am I the only one who finds it surprising that Hitchens has, on more than one occasion, including this interview, spoken highly of Francis Collins without even so much as a mention of Collins' ridiculous religious beliefs and claims?

I mean, here we have a man (Hitchens) who has never minced words about anyone, even the most "sacred" of figures like Mother Theresa, and who can seemingly find fault with just about everyone and everything, but he doesn't criticize Collins for accepting Christianity because he saw a frozen waterfall? Or for presenting religious "truths" in his scientific slides?

Collins seems like such an easy target for Hitchens that I find it almost suspicious that he praises him. Just because Collins is helping him with his cancer doesn't seem like enough of a reason for someone like Hitchens to abandon his usual attacks on irrational thought and behavior.

Mon, 18 Apr 2011 20:18:36 UTC | #616838