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It was Hitchen's body that broke down, not his brain. That is why.
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Hitchens was always more editorialist than scholar. The same cannot be said of Flew.

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You know that Flew may have been mentally unstable when he ''turned'' to God, don't you?

A case of ''Tone Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest'' maybe.

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Great guy, will be sorely missed. Hilarious to see people who have no clue who he is talking about how now he's no longer suffering and "he's with god now"

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Re: christopher hitchens dead at 62.

warmongering clown with a penchant for atheism with a trolling point of view

i won't miss him. then again i never cared much about him. I hope he had a good life.

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Great guy, will be sorely missed. Hilarious to see people who have no clue who he is talking about how now he's no longer suffering and "he's with god now"
you know, when voltaire was in his deadbed, a priest came along and said to him "do you regret your sins and deny Satan with all your strenght?", to which Voltaire replied with his sore dying voice "come on, father, this is not the time to make any enemies!".

i never liked voltaire's sarcastic view of mankind much but i always thought that reply was awesome.


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You know that Flew may have been mentally unstable when he ''turned'' to God, don't you?
Based on what, bh?

You're begging the question.

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Re: christopher hitchens dead at 62.

A remarkable human being. He will be sorely missed.

I was never a fan of his views. Of the so-called "Four Horsemen" of the New Atheism, he is the one I liked the least. Needless to say, most of his points were still rock solid, and he made some excellent propositions.

Politically, he was too expeditive for my liking.

However, and in spite of my despise for the painfully hollow custom of treating every recently deceased person as if he or she had been the ultimate role model, I do think one should underline the positive sides of the demised.

What I really admired in Christopher Hitchens was his disregard for the established rules and his deep contempt for political correctness. I wish everyone had that same spirit and attitude to life.

He was effortlessly charismatic, witty and relentless.

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Based on what, bh?

You're begging the question.
Only went as far as Wikipedia, which referred to an article in the NY Times that claimed his book on his conversion was written by someone else.
But the main impetus was my fabulous pun, which you ignored.

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Only went as far as Wikipedia, which referred to an article in the NY Times that claimed his book on his conversion was written by someone else.
I've watched clips in which he discusses his conversion and the reasons for it, so even if his book was written by someone else (which is not at all unusual at that age, that is, having someone assist you in the more laborious parts of the process), it is not the main or only source of evidence for his conversion.

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And I am a great lover of puns, but unfortunately, my potential enjoyment of that (admittedly nice) one was mitigated by the suggestion that theists have defective brains.

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I drank two bottles of wine myself tonight in his honor
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I drank two bottles of wine myself tonight in his honor
Somewhat misguided, I'm afraid. Just read that he once said the worst phrase in the English language was, "White or red?"
Johnny Walker Black, no ice, was his poison of choice.

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mostly by intolerant atheists and warmongering clowns who hate islam

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Very sad news.

I didn't agree with him on everything and I still think he was wrong to support the Iraq war, but we could do with more people like him, who will stand up unapologetically and puncture the myths and pretensions of the structures of organised religion.
if there were more people like him, the world would be in an even sadder state of affairs than it is right now

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Somewhat misguided, I'm afraid. Just read that he once said the worst phrase in the English language was, "White or red?"
Johnny Walker Black, no ice, was his poison of choice.
He would have applauded the idea, not necessarily the poison of choice as you point out
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