Friday, December 16, 2011

Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011

John Podhoretz on Hitch: Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011:

There is no question in my mind that Christopher Hitchens was the bravest ideologically driven writer since—well, I’ll say it—my father, Norman Podhoretz. The bravery he displayed was not in taking unyielding positions and holding to them even when the outcome appeared bleak, as was the case with his support for the war in Iraq—contrast [...],



I'll gather more links on him. They're all over. All good.

Shmuley Boteach: Remembering Christopher Hitchens
Juli Weiner: In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011

1 comment:

Robin Edgar said...

Here's my all time favorite Christopher Hitchens related link. Mainly because the following excerpt is priceless. . .

Rev. Dr. Marilyn Sewell - The religion you cite in your book is generally the fundamentalist faith of various kinds. I’m a liberal Christian, and I don’t take the stories from the scripture literally. I don’t believe in the doctrine of atonement (that Jesus died for our sins, for example). Do you make and distinction between fundamentalist faith and liberal religion?

Christopher Hitchens - I would say that if you don’t believe that Jesus of Nazareth was the Christ and Messiah, and that he rose again from the dead and by his sacrifice our sins are forgiven, you’re really not in any meaningful sense a Christian.

Rev. Dr. Marilyn Sewell - Let me go someplace else. . .

end quote

Let me go someplace else indeed. . .

Talk about awkwardly changing the subject to avoid further personal embarrassment. . .

Believe it or not Bill the Blogger Word Verification Code for this comment is -

godgi

Perhaps as in God G.I.

Poor Hitch, he just can't get away from God. ;-)