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Has Mr. Hitchens work influenced you?

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    Cranfordjsposted 5 years ago

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    "My own opinion is enough for me, and I claim the right to have it defended against any consensus, any majority, anywhere, any place, any time. And anyone who disagrees with this can pick a number, get in line and kiss my ass".
    - Christopher Hitchens

    1. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Never heard of him before this but after reading that comment, I'd say, I like it.

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    Pcunixposted 5 years ago

    Never heard of him, but he and I agree on that much.

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    Daniel Carterposted 5 years ago

    Not really influenced and as much as made me curious. He was an unabashed, seemingly join-no-party kinda guy. His line of thinking was usually quite logical in most cases, and therefore his arguments were usually very strong. But that didn't necessarily make everything he thought right or good. But he certainly has instigated a lot of debate, which I think is usually a good thing.

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    Pcunixposted 5 years ago

    Based on Wikipedia, we'd agree on more, but disagree on that foolish war..

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    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    Always thought he was a pseudo-idiot.

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      Cranfordjsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Why do you think he was a "pseudo-idiot"?

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      Jane Bovaryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I guess if he was a pseudo-idiot then he wasn't really an idiot at all.

      Yes, Christopher Hitchens work has had an influence on me, as I imagine it has on many people. He was a hugely significant figure in the atheist/theist debate and has written several best-selling books and put himself forward for numerous media appearances,lectures, events etc.I considered him a gutsy, tireless worker for rational thought. Among all the talking-heads on the media, he was among the most watchable/listenable. I'll miss him.

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        Cranfordjsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        +1

  6. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Never heard of him

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      Cranfordjsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      He was one of the best spokesperson for Atheism, along with Dawkins and Harris.

      He was also a great debater, crushing the hope out of religious dogma, one sect at a time.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That's nice.

  7. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    "But by 2001, Hitchens had disavowed socialism, declaring "capitalism is the only revolutionary system"." For one. Not that is a pseudo-idiot.

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      Cranfordjsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol really? There isn't nothing "pseudo" about capitalism. Being that it's responsible for our (America's) success. You probably would be more comfortable in communist China.

      Anyways, I have "pseudo" for you.

      "The genius of a Conservative God is that God is everything and thus can be anything to everybody." knolyourself

      I was dumbfounded when I checked into your profile and looked at your bio. Do you find it ironic that you're using the word  "pseudo"?

      Nevertheless, I'm not a fan boy of anyone so it doesn't bother me with what you said, I wanted to shed light on one of my favorite authors recent passing, but I can't help to be rather ill at the manner in which you disregard  hypocrisy within your comments.

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    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    He opportunistically exploited the Atheism thing, because he got killed defending the Iraq war and the neocons.

  9. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    Pseudo-idiot (I made it up) would mean here a guy that sounds like super genius but really knows nothing. Anyway that's how I feel about him. If you want to trash me in return, I got no problem with that. One turn deserves another. And there is nothing democratic about capitalism. The richer you are the more democracy you got, and can do anything. The poorer you are the less you can do and the less democracy.

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      Cranfordjsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I understand the term pseudo. Neither socialism nor capitalism is best by themselves. A mixture of the two with more influence from the capitalism side. Anyways I'm not trying to trash you.

      Thanks.

  10. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    Not saying you were just say can if you want. I agree mix socialism and capitalism but more on the socialism side. Where's capitalism without roads?

 
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