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Mark Twain "There are those who scoff at the school boy, calling him frivolous and shallow. Yet it was the school boy who said, Faith is believing what you know ain't so." "Satan hasn't a single salaried helper; the Opposition employ a million."
Viewpoints: Why is faith falling in the... - - BBC News 42 A new poll suggests that atheism is on the rise in the US, while those who consider themselves religious has dropped. What's the cause? Two writers debate.
Christopher Hitchens’s voice of insight and integrity is undiminished by cancer - The Times Second Leader - The Times (London)By THE TIMES SECOND LEADER - THE TIMES (LONDON) Added: Tuesday, 10 August 2010 at 10:23 PM In a remarkable gesture, The Times of London today used its second leading article to pay tribute to Christopher Hitchens. There may be precedents for this, but I cannot think of any, and I must say it delights and moves me.
By: Eryn Sun Christian Post Wednesday, 12 October 2011, 6:47 (EST) Reappearing in the public eye after months of absence, the much weakened and gaunt Hitchens, who currently suffers from esophageal cancer, accepted the “Richard Dawkins Freethinker of the Year” award over the past weekend in Houston at the annual convention of the Atheist Alliance of America and Texas Freethought. The 62-year-old author, who had at one point temporarily lost his voice due to his sickness, was able to stand up and speak again before the young crowd of atheists, countering in his usual manner the “spread of delusion” and championing “freedom of inquiry.”
The effectiveness of waterboarding (form of torture) Posted on Saturday, July 5th, 2008 under Miscellaneous by BK Well known author Christopher Hitchens agreed to be waterboarded by the U.S Military in an effort to see if it constituted as torture or not. Waterboarding is used in interrogation and is effective because it simulates drowning and forces a gag reflex on the victim. It involves having layers of towel placed over the head, and the entire body restrained. The towel is held down firmly and water poured over it, which seeps through and enters the nasal passages of the victim.
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Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was a British-American [ 7 ] [ 8 ] author and journalist whose career spanned more than four decades. [ 9 ] Hitchens, often referred to colloquially as "Hitch", [ 10 ] contributed to New Statesman , The Nation , The Atlantic , The London Review of Books , The Times Literary Supplement , Slate Magazine , Free Inquiry and Vanity Fair . He was an author of twelve books and five collections of essays, and concentrated on a range of subjects, including politics, literature and religion. A prominent staple of talk shows and lecture circuits, his confrontational style of debate made him both a lauded and controversial figure. Known for his contrarian stance on a number of issues, he excoriated such public figures as Mother Teresa , Bill Clinton , Henry Kissinger , Lady Diana and Pope Benedict XVI . He was the older brother of author Peter Hitchens .