Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Tim, Dec 24, 2015.
And now he's dead.
Well played, sir.
i always loved christopher hitchens....brilliant mind and wicked sense of humor.
Never heard of him.
What I loved about Christopher Hitchens is that he wasn't a partisan hack. He called it as he saw it and being an atheist he was just as tough on religious loonies. Dorb, if you haven't heard of him, you are woefully inadequate in your political reading.
PJ O'Rourke was the same.......Always loved his take on things......Whatever happened to him?
Not the first, and certainly will not be the last.
I loved the opening line......That Brit sense of sarcastic wit is delicious!!!
Sounds like he should have been our supreme leader, or a common place drunk at any bar. You make the call!
Fuck man. This is what you are thinking about at Christmas?
Legend has it that he skewered every group, organization, entity, plant, animal, vegetable and mineral in one 6 word sentence. He then fell over dead. I would ask for a moment of silence in his honor, but we all remember what he said about those.
Hitchens is great. And yes he has much disdain for American Liberals. But then again, he's a self-described Marxist and Socialist, laughs at organized religion and detests Islamics. Here are some of his relevant quotes:
Now to Islam. It is, first, a religion that makes very large claims for itself, purporting to be the last and final word of God and expressing an ambition to become the world’s only religion. Some of its adherents follow or advocate the practice of plural marriage, forced marriage, female circumcision, compulsory veiling of women, and censorship of non-Muslim magazines and media. Islam’s teachings generally exhibit suspicion of the very idea of church-state separation. Other teachings, depending on context, can be held to exhibit a very strong dislike of other religions, as well as of heretical forms of Islam. Muslims in America, including members of the armed forces, have already been found willing to respond to orders issued by foreign terrorist organizations. Most disturbingly, no authority within the faith appears to have the power to rule decisively that such practices, or such teachings, or such actions, are definitely and utterly in conflict with the precepts of the religion itself. What is needed from the supporters of this very confident faith is more self-criticism and less self-pity and self-righteousness.
What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.
The violence in the Bible is appalling.
Well, to the people who pray for me to not only have an agonising death, but then be reborn to have an agonising and horrible eternal life of torture, I say, 'Well, good on you. See you there.'
Religion is not going to come up with any new arguments.
Well, I'll put it this way: you can certainly say belief in God makes people behave worse. That can be proved beyond a doubt.
When you hear people demanding that the Ten Commandments be displayed in courtrooms and schoolrooms, always be sure to ask which set. It works every time.
My own view is that this planet is used as a penal colony, lunatic asylum and dumping ground by a superior civilisation, to get rid of the undesirable and unfit. I can't prove it, but you can't disprove it either.
Even if I accepted that Jesus - like almost every other prophet on record - was born of a virgin, I cannot think that this proves the divinity of his father or the truth of his teachings. The same would be true if I accepted that he had been resurrected
It's impossible, I think, however much I'd become disillusioned politically or evolve into a post-political person, I don't think I'd ever change my view that socialism is the best political moment humans have ever come up with.
I don't think Romney is wacky at all, but religion makes intelligent people say and do wacky things, believe and affirm crazy things. Left on his own, Romney would never have said something like the Garden Of Eden was in Missouri, and will be again.
Literature, not scripture, sustains the mind and - since there is no other metaphor - also the soul.
You notice how liberals keep saying, 'If only Islam would have a Reformation' - it can't have one. It says it can't. It's extremely dangerous in that way.
I still think like a Marxist in many ways.
A lot of people, because of my contempt for the false consolations of religion, think of me as a symbolic public opponent of that in extremis. And sometimes that makes me feel a bit alarmed, to be the repository of other people's hope.
To terrify children with the image of hell... to consider women an inferior creation. Is that good for the world?
The Koran shows every sign of being thrown together by human beings, as do all the other holy books.
The Islamists will try to spoil everything for everyone.
I took part in what was actually the last eruption of Marxist internationalism.
One of the many problems with the American left has been its image as something rather too solemn, mirthless, herbivorous, dull, monochrome, righteous, and boring.
Pakistan has to export a lot of uneducated people, many of whom have become infected with the most barbaric reactionary ideas
I'm not a conservative of any kind.
He's around. Saw him on Real Time a couple months ago
Dude...he died a few years ago. You just can't sit back and relax today and forget about politics can you? You seem obsessive compulsive....
I posted it last night...
Whatever...you are quite the troll. Maybe you should just stick to the Drudge and Breitbart sites which is where you must be getting all your stuff from. After you do that, maybe see a shrink to get control of your OCD.
He died in 2011/2012, right?