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  • An Unexpected Ally: Did You Know Atheist Christopher Hitchens Was Pro-Life?

    01/25/2017 8:35:59 PM PST · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Church POP ^ | Jan 25 2017 | by ChurchPOP Editor
    Christopher Hitchens was a committed atheist and fierce opponent of religion in general, appearing in many debates arguing against the existence of God, published a book called God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, and even attacked the virtue of Mother Teresa in a film titled Hell’s Angel. So the following fact might surprise you: he was against abortion. In a debate with Christian philosopher Jay W. Richards, Hitchens condemned religions that praised infanticide, which prompted one of the moderators to ask him if he was involved in the pro-life movement. Here’s his surprising answer: “I believe the concept of ‘unborn child’ is a real concept,...
  • Corbyn's Anti-Trident Speech Angers Labour MPs (British nuclear submarines)

    02/27/2016 3:22:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Sky News ^ | February 27, 2016 | Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent
    Jeremy Corbyn is on collision course with Labour MPs and trade unions for defiantly speaking at an anti-Trident rally and snubbing his party's pro-EU campaign. The Labour leader will address a CND rally in London alongside the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon, Leanne Wood of Plaid Cymru, the Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and veteran left-wing actress Vanessa Redgrave. His decision has infuriated many Labour MPs, who claim he is campaigning against the party's policy on Trident and ignoring its policy to campaign to remain in the EU. Although Mr Corbyn will also attend Labour's Yorkshire and the Humber regional conference, where...
  • Hillary “running for therapeutic reasons”

    09/07/2015 6:21:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9-6-15 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Before his death in 2011, Christopher Hitchens warned about Hillary Years ago journalist and literary critic Christopher Hitchens shared his candid thoughts on a Hillary Clinton presidential bid. “As for Mrs. Clinton, as for all she’s done for us and after all she’s suffered on our behalf, she feels she’s owed the presidency and who could possibly disagree? Her life is meaningless if she doesn’t get at least a shot and one can only sympathize. Unless you think, as I do, that people should be distrusted, who are running for therapeutic reasons,” said Hitchens. Hitchens passed away in 2011, but...
  • Chris Hitchens on Hillary (and Bill) March 2001!

    07/01/2015 11:32:39 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 19,2013 | Christopher Hitchens/Dennis Miller
    Dennis Miller Live S08 E07 March 2 2001 Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens correctly characterizes (throughout the segment) the Clinton grifting couple. WARNING-this is an HBO show, foul language and sophisticated, accurate descriptions of how nasty these two are, by people who knew and know. Prescient. Beginning at time signature 22:17 Hitchens talks about Billy Boy moving back to blacks (like the current church burning non-events of today) into Harlem, and further how it is Hillary who is after the money and always was. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Z2XEYAIbo
  • Taking Back Thomas Jefferson

    03/13/2015 12:21:52 PM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    The Abbeville Review ^ | March 10, 2015 | James Rutledge Roesch
    Jefferson, a member of the gentry of Old Virginia, was always regarded as one of the best and brightest of his generation, a gentleman of the finest intellect, taste, and manners. Although Jefferson loved and was loyal to the Union, he was a Virginian first and an American second; Virginia, Jefferson avowed, was his “country.” This order of allegiance – State over Union, or “Society” over “the State” – was firmly rooted in the Old South. Accordingly, in the emerging conflict between the North and the South, Jefferson sided with his own country. “It is true that we are completely...
  • Christopher Hitchens: The Last Good American Atheist

    07/04/2014 1:33:35 AM PDT · by jocon307 · 23 replies
    America (big tip o'the hat to Hot Air) ^ | 07/01/14 | Sean Salai, S. J.
    I asked the middle-aged man across from me, “Who was the last good American president?” It was the year 2000. As a 19-year old college journalist studying history and political science, I was eager to know my drinking partner’s response to this question. He had just finished railing against Presidents Clinton, Reagan and Bush '41. At this point, I was wondering if he liked any U.S. president at all. To my surprise, I didn’t have long to wait for an answer. Without hesitation, Christopher Hitchens leaned across the table, looked me in the eye, and quipped with boozy conviction: “Eisenhower.”...
  • The Radical Intolerance of Radical Gays

    12/20/2013 8:11:15 AM PST · by doug from upland · 20 replies
    western journalism dot com ^ | 12/3013 | Richard Larsen
    The Radical Intolerance of Radical Gays August 26, 2013 by Richard Larsen Tolerance is a virtue. But to be a positive force in a nation, or a community, it must be applied universally, not selectively. Definitionally, it denotes not only forbearance of behavior, but of opinions that are disagreed with. Yet the degree of intolerance shown to those who oppose the radical homosexual agenda is immensely disturbing, especially coming from those who are such ardent advocates of toleration. Those who oppose the leftist agenda are often subjected to threats, obscene anonymous phone calls, character assassination, and disturbing mischaracterizations in social...
  • Why They Left God Leaving churches that are "shallow, harmless, and ultimately irrelevant"

    06/22/2013 9:02:59 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 54 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 6-22-13 | Rod Dreher
    Following our 2010 debate in Billings, Montana, I asked Christopher Hitchens why he didn’t try to savage me on stage the way he had so many others. His reply was immediate and emphatic: “Because you believe it.” Without fail, our former church-attending students expressed similar feelings for those Christians who unashamedly embraced biblical teaching. Larry Alex Taunton and his Christian foundation did a study of college students who are committed atheists, asking them why they chose atheism. What they learned is interesting. Excerpt from his Atlantic piece: They had attended church Most of our participants had not chosen their worldview...
  • Buckley vs. Hitchens

    05/29/2013 7:50:12 AM PDT · by knarf · 7 replies
    self, youtube ^ | May 29, 2013 | knarf
    Researching something else, I discovered this exchange between Buckley and Hitchens and CIA/FBI intrusion into American's lives. http://youtu.be/YeaT6s4ubBo
  • Whiny Atheists Protest Charlie Brown Christmas Special

    11/29/2012 5:38:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Doug Giles
    The atheists I grew up with in Texas were a tad bit pluckier than today’s lardy hagfish atheists who file lawsuits every winter when they see a child wrapped in swaddling clothes. Yep, the anti-theists I used to hang out with in the Lone Star state were rugged individualists who were so busy milking this existence that they didn’t have time to bleat like a stuck sheep because a plastic baby Jesus statue endangered their delicate beliefs. My other non-believing buddies who weren’t the robust Hemingway types were usually heady stoners who were into physics, Pink Floyd and Frisbee and...
  • Did You Know that the Mormon Religion Was Partly Inspired By Islam?

    07/31/2012 10:07:05 AM PDT · by pinochet · 89 replies
    I recently acquired a paper back version of the late Christopher Hitchen's pro-atheist book "God is not Great", printed in 1998 by Hatchette Book Group USA. I do not agree with Hitchen's atheist views, but he has some useful information on the different religions of the world. On page 190-191, Hitchens mentions that the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith, saw Prophet Muhammad of Islam as his hero and role model. Smith is quoted as saying: "I shall be to this generation a new Muhammad". He is also quoted as saying "Either the Al-Koran or the Sword". Of course, the Mormons of...
  • Who Dares Attack My Chesterton? (Long)

    06/05/2012 8:12:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies
    CE.com ^ | June 4th, 2012 | Zac Alstin
    Who Dares Attack My Chesterton? OpinionJune 4th, 2012 Zac Alstin The late Christopher Hitchens  It is a cliché of pop psychology that we are least able to tolerate people who remind us of our own selves. There’s only room for one Life Of The Party and we feel a twinge of antagonism toward anyone whose excellence threatens to outshine our own. I was reminded of this when I read Christopher Hitchens’ posthumously published review of a biography of the great British journalist G.K. Chesterton. It certainly was a curious valediction. As an obituary for Hitchens described: “Consider the mix. Constant pain, weak as...
  • Learning from Christopher Hitchens: Lessons Evangelicals Must Not Miss

    01/15/2012 2:18:32 PM PST · by rhema · 81 replies · 1+ views
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | 1/11/12 | R. Albert Mohler
    The death of Christopher Hitchens on December 15 was not unexpected, and that seemed only to add to the tragedy. His fight against cancer had been lived, like almost every other aspect of his colorful life, in full public view. He had told numerous interviewers that he wanted to die in an active, not a passive sense. Then again, there may never have been a truly passive moment in Christopher Hitchens’ life. Long before he was known as one of the world’s most ardent atheists, he was known as a world-class essayist and a hard-driving public intellectual. Born in England,...
  • Don't Cry for Hitchens, He was an Anti-Semite

    12/27/2011 6:19:25 PM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva - IsraelNationalNews ^ | 12/27/11 | Giulio Meotti
    Hitchens had a serious problem with Jews, Israel and anti-Semitism. The universal encomia for the departure of Christopher Hitchens, the most celebrated atheist in the world, has been matched only by the earlier demise of Apple’s guru, Steve Jobs. Some of Hitchens’ praise is deserved, since he had been an exception in the leftist debacle after 9/11. But Hitchens had a serious problem with Jews, Israel and anti-Semitism. Despite the well known fact that the journalistic superstar boosted a deadly Judeophobic propaganda, Hitchens was given a pass by many US Jews for the anti-Semitic cheap shots about Israel just because...
  • Christopher Hitchens' Body Donated to Medical Research

    12/26/2011 2:33:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/26/2011 | Eryn Sun
    In accordance with his wishes, Christopher Hitchens’ body was donated to medical research following his death less than two weeks ago; many of his followers have applauded his decision. “That is very Hitchens style,” wrote one commenter on Daily Hitchens, which first announced the news of his donation through an email from his literary agent Steve Wasserman. The agent also revealed that memorial services would be held sometime next year for the God is Not Great author. “Body donation makes absolute sense,” 5ecular4umanist penned. “Why waste a body in burial or cremation when it can be used to teach medical...
  • The God-Haunted Atheism of Christopher Hitchens

    12/23/2011 3:13:01 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | December 23, 2011 | Francis J. Beckwith
    On December 15, contemporary unbelief lost one of its most gifted apologists, Christopher Hitchens. He, along with Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett, are often referred to as the four horsemen of the New Atheism. It is called the “New” Atheism because of its evangelistic zeal, an enthusiasm largely absent from the more urbane and engaging infidelities of “the Old Atheists” like Bertrand Russell, John Dewey, or Antony Flew.  But like all undisciplined enthusiasts who confuse wisecracking proselytes with wisdom-seeking pilgrims, the New Atheists seem incapable of completely ridding themselves and their disciples of the metaphysical infrastructure of the...
  • RIP Christopher Hitchens: Abortion survivor, post-abortive father, cognitively pro-life

    12/17/2011 1:46:09 PM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    JillStanek ^ | December 17, 2011 | Jill Stanek
    I say, “RIP,” sadly thinking Christopher Hitchens is not.The renowned liberal author and journalist died yesterday at the age of 62 following a short battle against esophageal cancer since summer 2010.Hitchens spent his latter years evangelizing atheism. So he wanted it known he would not convert to Christianity at the end, and if he did he really didn’t. From Causa Celsum: Hitchens suspected there would be rumors of a deathbed conversion – but even more he feared that he might actually call out to God. Speaking perhaps truer than he knew, he sought to give a preemptive strike against...
  • Christopher Hitchens, RIP (nice, worth the read)

    12/17/2011 2:07:50 PM PST · by nuconvert · 119 replies
    Commentary Mag ^ | Peter Wehner
    I have several recollections of Christopher Hitchens, who died yesterday at the age of 62. The first is when I served in the George W. Bush White House and, in the first term, invited Christopher to speak to the White House staff. He spoke very well, of course, but what I most recall are a couple of things that occurred before the speech. The first is standing with him outside of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. He had gone out to smoke, which wasn’t unusual — and he confided to me that he was nervous, which was. The words “Christopher...
  • Hitchens Was Not Great

    12/17/2011 5:32:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2011 | John Ransom
    When Christopher Hitchens died this week, I trust that after he did so, something miraculous happened. That’s what my faith tells me. It’s not in good taste to speak ill of someone recently deceased. But in this case, I think Hitchens would approve, or at least shrug it off with indifference, many of the screeds written for or against him. But, while reading the eulogies about Hitchens I get the feeling, more than anything else, of a life wasted on unbelief. Everyone dies, and then…that’s it… or is it? Is all that’s left behind for a writer like Hitchens a...
  • AIA Remembers Christopher Hitchens

    12/16/2011 9:28:58 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 2, 2004 | Sean Grindlay
    A noted left-wing author who teaches at a bastion of so-called progressive education recently delivered a surprising defense of Western civilization—and an attack on prevailing academic attitudes towards it. Unfortunately, Christopher Hitchens said, confidence in the superiority of the West has been eroded in recent decades. Hitchens teaches at the New School in New York City. Hitchens criticized those Americans (on both the Left and the Right) who responded to the September 11 attacks by asking what America had done to deserve them—a question belonging to a mindset he called “moral suicide.” Such relativism, Hitchens said, is the result of...