Comments on: The paradoxes of Christopher Hitchens http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/16/the-paradoxes-of-christopher-hitchens/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: TC_UK http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/16/the-paradoxes-of-christopher-hitchens/#comment-75417 Mon, 02 Sep 2013 20:49:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11344#comment-75417 I don’t think I would ever have read Dostoevsky, Epicurus, Wodehouse or Nabokov if it were not for Hitchen’s work and reference to them. If nothing else he inspired others to widen their literary horizons and to think critically. He certainly made my world a more interesting place.

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By: SoiderHawk http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/16/the-paradoxes-of-christopher-hitchens/#comment-41705 Wed, 22 Feb 2012 19:25:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11344#comment-41705 How strange, you sound like a bunch of angry religious people upset that Christ Hitchens is worshiped by everyone else – Oh wait, you are.

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By: glowbug http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/16/the-paradoxes-of-christopher-hitchens/#comment-40558 Tue, 20 Dec 2011 20:54:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11344#comment-40558 Obviously Mr Hitchens is laughing his head off watching all you people get angry. I don’t consider this an obituary. He is just telling us what he felt about the man.
And last I heard there is no longer a limbo.

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By: JerusalemGuy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/16/the-paradoxes-of-christopher-hitchens/#comment-40553 Tue, 20 Dec 2011 08:30:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11344#comment-40553 Thanks very much for giving us the real facts on Hitchens…obviously a very unhappy man…thrashing around…a bit sad…

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By: TheDagger http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/16/the-paradoxes-of-christopher-hitchens/#comment-40551 Tue, 20 Dec 2011 00:19:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11344#comment-40551 Just like Hitchens himself, it appears there are a lot of bitter, pissed-at-the-world people supporting him on this comment board. And just like Hitchens, they’re looking for something to be angry about.

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By: dwg http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/16/the-paradoxes-of-christopher-hitchens/#comment-40539 Mon, 19 Dec 2011 08:59:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11344#comment-40539 Amateurishly written obit. Writer sounds as if he had some personal enmity towards Hitchens and is using his death as an opportunity to lash out at him.

Hitchens may have been flawed, but the flaws this idiotic writer chose to highlight are irrelevant, out of place, and distorting to the more complex (and interesting) life that was Christopher Hitchens.

This writer should be fired if he writes like all of his pieces like this.

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By: luiscatan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/16/the-paradoxes-of-christopher-hitchens/#comment-40533 Sun, 18 Dec 2011 20:33:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11344#comment-40533 A truly pathetic obituary, concentrating on silly personal aspects (and rather distorted at that!); I wonder what obituary this petty man would have written about Churchill, commenting purely on his personal flaws. Hitchens was a great thinker who wanted mankind to use logic to further its progress rather than invented religious maxims that lead to totalitarian regimes.

The author of this article is indeed a hollow man with little to offer but venom.

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By: jrpardinas http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/16/the-paradoxes-of-christopher-hitchens/#comment-40531 Sun, 18 Dec 2011 17:14:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11344#comment-40531 Whatever else may be said (rightly or wrongly) about Hitchens, it seems that his most abiding hatred was reserved for totalitarianism. And, particularly, the kind he describes so eloquently in the closing quote of this article. This was undoubtedly a manifestation of Orwell’s profound impact on his worldview. And it can’t be argued that, at least when it came to that animosity, he remained fairly consistent.

For example, nobody who’s so viscerally opposed to totalitarianism can possibly endorse any of the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) all of which are erected on the belief in autocratic rule by an all-knowing, all-powerful “supreme” being.

The Abrahamic religions betray their Middle Eastern origins in this belief in a sort of Saddam Maximus up in the sky. For millennia, this region has been (and continues to be) the cradle of despotism and one-man rule. It is not at all surprising that Middle Eastern rulers in time immemorial decided to cement their grip on political power by ascribing to their successive deities the self-same absolutist character that they sought to reserve for themselves on Earth.

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By: xyz2055 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/16/the-paradoxes-of-christopher-hitchens/#comment-40524 Sun, 18 Dec 2011 04:21:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11344#comment-40524 Let’s apply the old argument..what came first …the chicken or the egg. What came first God or man? It’s a jacka$$ question and the answer probably isn’t going to be what those that have totally bought off in to organized religion want to hear. These people (the religionists) are easy to identify by the way, There’s a large hook protruding from one side of their face (metaphorically speaking). The concept of God was invented by man. PERIOD! What a pathetic article. Sounds like Wapshott was in reality envious of Hitchins. He just doesn’t have the cajones to man up to it.

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By: nicfulton http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/16/the-paradoxes-of-christopher-hitchens/#comment-40513 Sat, 17 Dec 2011 21:23:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11344#comment-40513 “(he) will know whether there is or is not a God.” – if he is dead, then he knows nothing either way. You are using G W Bush “with us or against us” logic.

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