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Go to: In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011

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Gosh that has really upset me. Christopher was my biggest inspiration and I never got to see him.

Jon

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 08:41:15 UTC | #899532

Go to: Dawkins's new children's book

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Gosh, Richard looks tired in that video!

Jon

Sun, 11 Sep 2011 17:48:34 UTC | #869434

Go to: Hitchens on the Catholic Church

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Comment 5 by Daisy Skipper :

There is no one else like Hitchens. There is no one else alive who can arouse such emotion in me in just a few minutes of speech. It breaks my heart to know that he is so sick....

Well said, my friend, I share your sentiments entirely!

Jon

Thu, 28 Jul 2011 11:37:18 UTC | #855077

Go to: 5 faulty arguments religious people use against atheists (debunked)

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I agree with many of those points.

By the way, I watched a programme on one of the religious channels on Sky, because it had Alister McGrath on and the programme was supposed to be a debate about whether god existed. Note of course that the three speakers on it were all practising Christians, McGrath being one of them, so obviously it biased discussion on an already religious channel......

Well, each of the speakers had their turn speaking and I recall the first speaker saying something so ludicrous that I would have expected Professor McGrath to correct him. BUT NOTHING WAS SAID.

Of course I was already frustrated with this biased discussion on a pre-existing religious channel, but what I watched firmly confirms what Greta said:

"When there are no atheists there, what they discuss amongst themselves is even more ridiculous" (my wording).

You see, when sophisticated theists are up debating any of our public intellectual atheists (and I watch them all), the words they say are much more 'sanitised' in the sense that they are not as open to humilation as they would have been had discourse been taken from their own community.

That is what annoys me, and I reiterate what I saw on a Christian channel with Alister McGrath present. I know amongst atheists gatherings, people will still criticise each other in a constructive way - just like in any scientific conference - but what I saw on TV with these three theists simply appalled me!!!!

Maybe this is one of the dangers of believing something without evidence?

Jon

Fri, 22 Jul 2011 13:59:00 UTC | #852610

Go to: Insulting religion

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Well said, Pat!!

Keep going mate as you always speak my mind when I watch your videos.

Jon

Sun, 17 Jul 2011 08:34:54 UTC | #850356

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