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Go to: Citing Faith, Bush Defends War Actions

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Yuck. I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

Thu, 08 May 2008 10:03:00 UTC | #167876

Go to: The List: The World's Worst Religious Leaders

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Hitchen's subtitle seems appropriate here...

Fri, 11 Apr 2008 10:31:00 UTC | #151151

Go to: Why Darwin matters

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Indeed. I do think Hitchen's summary is one of the best - alluding to Darwin as the greatest emancipator.

Fri, 08 Feb 2008 11:01:00 UTC | #117990

Go to: Christopher Hitchens Debates Timothy Jackson

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I rather prefer Hitchens when his tongue is a bit anesthetized by the drink! Aside, it is always entertaining to watch him debate.

Tue, 05 Feb 2008 12:43:00 UTC | #116543

Go to: Are Darwin's Theories Fact or Faith Issues?

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Why is Simmons so offended by being called "ignorant"? Dawkins writes, I believe correctly, that "Not only is ignorance no crime. It is also, fortunately, remediable." It is not as if PZ called Simmons "...stupid, insane, or wicked." I daresay, Simmons should be thankful for PZ's merciful word choice - he could have used other equally accurate terms, albeit more acerbic (e.g. stupid). Good riddance.

Fri, 01 Feb 2008 11:45:00 UTC | #114443

Go to: Are Darwin's Theories Fact or Faith Issues?

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PZ - You made this Minnesotan nonbeliever proud. How did you resist the temptation to hang up?

Fri, 01 Feb 2008 11:00:00 UTC | #114404

Go to: Pope says some science shatters human dignity

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Come on everyone - let's take it easy on the ol' Vicar of Christ. He's just anxious and nervous because his cherished gaps are being filled by those indefatigable rascals - the scientists!

Fri, 01 Feb 2008 09:50:00 UTC | #114330

Go to: Morality and the 'new atheism'

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Mirror neurons...interesting!

Fri, 01 Feb 2008 07:54:00 UTC | #114226

Go to: The real danger in Darwin is not evolution, but racism

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YUCK.

Thu, 24 Jan 2008 07:06:00 UTC | #109958

Go to: Debate between Christopher Hitchens and Alister McGrath

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I was fortunate enough to attend this debate and was, avoiding the use of some foul-mouthed caveat, 'miffed' to see how Jacqueline Salmon of the Washington Post wrote of the debate. I suggest watching the debate for yourselves and comparing it to her peculiar interpretation. I couldn't help but wonder if we were talking about the same debate! Her article:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/12/AR2007101202258.html

A brief aside: I wish you could have seen the flat affect on the faces of some of the Jesuits in attendance after a few of Hitchen's deliveries. It was utterly priceless.

Tue, 16 Oct 2007 10:03:00 UTC | #75462

Go to: Ayaan Hirsi Ali: abandoned to fanatics

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For those interested, Anne Applebaum authored this article about Hirsi Ali, which, incidentally, accompanied Hitch's article on Slate.com

http://www.slate.com/id/2175447/nav/tap1/

Tue, 09 Oct 2007 11:11:00 UTC | #73827

Go to: Teresa, Bright and Dark

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Dare I say, no one could have made a better Devil's Advocate for Mama Teresa than Hitch; his argument cuts like a knife.

Wed, 29 Aug 2007 14:31:00 UTC | #62900

Go to: There is no God and Dawkins is his Prophet

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"We should always be disposed to believe that that which appears white is really black, if the hierarchy of the Church so decides." Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits - S.J.), Exercitia spirtualia, 1541.

In light of this, I am decidedly unimpressed with any of Padre Jonsson's, S.J. bleating on this subject. How someone could consign our greatest faculties, reason and skepticism, is beyond me.

Wed, 29 Aug 2007 14:16:00 UTC | #62895