I take comfort from the fact that such posts he would find deeply amusing.He lost me in his writing at times because he quite often failed to convey the point to the very end, but a great stylist, always enjoyable to read and always made me think, so sad to see him go.
Waiting for the first "God punished him" post.
Agree. Fine writer who was always prepared to stick his head above the parapet regardless of societal niceties.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.
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!".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"