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Re: [RhodeIslandAtheistSociety] hitchens

From: DennisT
Sent on: Thursday, June 10, 2010 3:36 PM
So you miss my point.  

You're welcome to label him "writer", or "person"... or "pizza" for that matter.  Label him anything you want.  Just recognize that you are trying to deflect from the entirety of what he believes.  And all that you end up doing is trying to tap dance on mud - if you have any doubt, re-read what you wrote and see how muddled it is.

The point is that being an atheist does not automatically attach any other positive attributes to a person.  One can be an atheist and still be a war-mongering misogynist like Hitches.  How is that not in the realm of ideas, which you indicated?  Whoosh!

It's a new brand of atheist worship, I suppose.  I don't like it.

Dennis


"I'm a SKEPTIC.  GMO crops are OK!  Big Ag loves me."

-----Original Message-----
From: "Zachary Bos" [[address removed]]
Date: 06/10/[masked]:50 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [RhodeIslandAtheistS­ociety] hitchens

Good thing we are rational enough to separate the correctness of some of the words a person writes, and some of the positions a person adopts, from the personality entire.

In keeping with this principle, I prefer to label Hitchens by his profession, "writer," rather than according to my characterization of the content of any of the things hes written -- whether you find any single passage misogynist or modernist, liberal or hawk, louche or Marxist, it is beside the point to attribute that quality to the person behind it. Our attention is on ideas, not their source. 

Cheers,

Zachary Bos
Boston


On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 1:01 PM, DennisT <[address removed]> wrote:
Christopher Hitchens is the example of how blind the atheistic revolution can be. ��Just because he doesnt believe in plain idiocy doesnt make him a moral or otherwise rational person. ��In fact, hes not - hes a bigoted, anti-feminist war monger.

As far as Im concerned, hes an embarrassment and now a hindrance.

Dennis



"Im a SKEPTIC! ��Injecting infants with mercury is OK by me! ��Big Pharma loves me."

-----Original Message-----
From: "Brian V. Stack" [[address removed]]
Date: 06/08/[masked]:15 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [RhodeIslandAtheistS­ociety] hitchens

hitchens is on the daily show tonight at 11...



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