Minneapolis Finder Forum MN
RegisterSearchTutorialsMemberlistLog in
Reply to topic Page 1 of 1
A Friend Reviews Christopher Hitchens
Author Message
Reply with quote
Post A Friend Reviews Christopher Hitchens 
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/apr/24/amis-hitchens-world

Fascinatingly written profile of famous and highly intelligent atheist militant Christopher Hitchens by a longtime associate.

Reply with quote
Post  
I like these quotes:

"This has always been the central absurdity of 'moral', as opposed to 'political' censorship: If the stuff does indeed have a tendency to deprave and corrupt, why then the most depraved and corrupt person must be the censor who keeps a vigilant eye on it." (Kind of explains the tendency for everyone obsessed with homosexuality or pedophilia to turn out to be homosexuals or pedophiles).

On gay marriage: "This is an argument about the socialisation of homosexuality, not the homosexualisation of society. It demonstrates the spread of conservatism, not radicalism, among gays."

I also agree with this:
Quote:

The atheistic position merits an adjective that no one would dream of applying to you: it is lenten. And agnosticism, I respectfully suggest, is a slightly more logical and decorous response to our situation to the indecipherable grandeur of what is now being (hesitantly) called the multiverse. The science of cosmology is an awesome construct, while remaining embarrassingly incomplete and approximate; and over the last 30 years it has garnered little but a series of humiliations. So when I hear a man declare himself to be an atheist, I sometimes think of the enterprising termite who, while continuing to go about his tasks, declares himself to be an individualist. It cannot be altogether frivolous or wishful to talk of a "higher intelligence" because the cosmos is itself a higher intelligence, in the simple sense that we do not and cannot understand it.


Display posts from previous:
Reply to topic Page 1 of 1
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum