Author Topic: Christopher Hitchens appreciation  (Read 1593 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

bust.factor

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 413
  • Rep: 14
  • I'll be in a wheelchair cruisin
Christopher Hitchens appreciation
« on: May 06, 2013, 08:04:32 PM »
Any hitchens fans on here?

not representative of his intellect/body of work like some clips, but a great one nonetheless

neko

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1120
  • Rep: 41
Re: Christopher Hitchens appreciation
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 01:53:40 AM »
I'm down. People bitch about how he and Dawkins and the like don't do anything to change anyone's minds, and just preach to the (atheist) choir...and I'm ok with that. I spent enough of my life with religion being crammed down my throat, I'm cool with some dickish atheism. I know it doesn't do any good, but it's gratifying.

Beer Keg Peg Leg

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 5382
  • Rep: -21
Re: Christopher Hitchens appreciation
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 02:23:39 AM »
hitchens is a sack of shit. so stoked hes dead.

brycickle

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 5097
  • Rep: -4
Re: Christopher Hitchens appreciation
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013, 09:29:11 AM »
Except when it comes to Kissinger. He was pretty dead on about that asshole. Though he was sort of self congratulatory for figuring out the obvious.

 You and the D00D have turned this thread into a horrible head-on-collision between a short bus full of retarded kids and a van full of paraplegics.



kilgore.

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 4568
  • Rep: 316
Re: Christopher Hitchens appreciation
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 08:30:34 PM »
hiiiiitttchhhhhslaaaaaap dat hoe
No holds barred, til labias say "free us"
then its straight to your kids' school, wine coolers in the Prius

oyolar

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 9052
  • Rep: 197
Re: Christopher Hitchens appreciation
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2013, 10:00:45 PM »
hitchens is a sack of shit. so stoked hes dead.

Why do you say so?

Beer Keg Peg Leg

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 5382
  • Rep: -21
Re: Christopher Hitchens appreciation
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 01:50:51 AM »
dude became an apologist for the US government and their foreign policy.

Beer Keg Peg Leg

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 5382
  • Rep: -21
Re: Christopher Hitchens appreciation
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2013, 05:11:57 AM »
also he's an obnoxious prick who i can't stand to hear talk

neko

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1120
  • Rep: 41
Re: Christopher Hitchens appreciation
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2013, 12:32:45 PM »
dude became an apologist for the US government and their foreign policy.

Oh shit, really? Bummer. I never heard any of that, I'm just familiar with his anti-religion books. Any links?


oyolar

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 9052
  • Rep: 197
Re: Christopher Hitchens appreciation
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2013, 08:25:06 PM »
Yeah, I forgot about that part of his ideology (admittedly because I disagreed with it so much), although I understand its origins in his distaste for religion--especially oppression because of religion.  I still enjoy his iconolasm and agree with most of his critiques of religion, morality, public figures, etc.

neko

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1120
  • Rep: 41
Re: Christopher Hitchens appreciation
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2013, 01:07:02 AM »
here ya go

http://johannhari.com/2004/09/23/in-enemy-territory-an-interview-with-christopher-hitchens/

Thanks man. That's such a bummer...he turned into a total asshole. Well, I guess he always was one; he turned into a total asshole I strongly disagree with politically. Sigh.

Thanks for passing that link along, though. I had no idea.

Ronald Wilson Reagan

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 24919
  • Rep: -889
  • I own Malibu? I am going to fuck you.
Re: Christopher Hitchens appreciation
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2013, 10:23:15 PM »
Before I even saw the responses in this thread I was going to say I have a love/hate sort of feeling about Hitchens. I love how awesomely obnoxious he is, and totally agree with his position on religion, but he was dead wrong about Iraq and in U.S. foreign policy in the middle east in general. Despite his awful views on this, I loved when he was on Bill Maher and was arguing in favor of Iraq and got booed and turned to the audience, flipped them all off with and said "fuuuuuuuuck youuuuuuuuuu"


I didn't agree with his points, but found his reaction priceless.
Are you a kook? If you would say this, the answer is “YES”
I quit skating for a time due to piling out

water cooler

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 195
  • Rep: -18
  • hello
Re: Christopher Hitchens appreciation
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2013, 08:48:12 PM »
watched a few of his religion debates - bought his autobiography when i was fucked up on adderal, havent read it but have been meaning to get around to it. im a fan overall.

Beer Keg Peg Leg

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 5382
  • Rep: -21
Re: Christopher Hitchens appreciation
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2013, 09:12:57 PM »
Before I even saw the responses in this thread I was going to say I have a love/hate sort of feeling about Hitchens. I love how awesomely obnoxious he is, and totally agree with his position on religion, but he was dead wrong about Iraq and in U.S. foreign policy in the middle east in general. Despite his awful views on this, I loved when he was on Bill Maher and was arguing in favor of Iraq and got booed and turned to the audience, flipped them all off with and said "fuuuuuuuuck youuuuuuuuuu"


I didn't agree with his points, but found his reaction priceless.


His views on the war on terror are informed by his views on religion though. Can the two really be separated so easily?