If you haven’t heard of Christopher Hitchens, here is the Wikopedia posting: Christopher Hitchens
He is an editor for Slate magazine, among others. He is a former Brit to whom our government granted citizenship less than one month ago.
He posted the following comment:
The discovery of the carcass of Jerry Falwell on the floor of an obscure office in Virginia has almost zero significance, except perhaps for two categories of the species labeled “credulous idiot.”
Like many fanatical preachers, Falwell was especially disgusting in exuding an almost sexless personality while railing from dawn to dusk about the sex lives of others. His obsession with homosexuality was on a par with his lip-smacking evocations of hellfire.
It’s a shame that there is no hell for Falwell to go to, and it’s extraordinary that not even such a scandalous career is enough to shake our dumb addiction to the “faith-based.”
I assume it comes as no surprise that he is an atheist and recently published a book called “god Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.” He also doesn’t like Mother Teresa (Link here.). My favorite quote: “…she tends to the dying, because if you were doing anything but dying she hasn’t really got much to offer.” Unless you are really brave and ready to be nauseated, don’t do the site any favor and link into it. If you are Catholic, force yourself to – you need to see the venom out there.
Oh to be fair, he doesn’t like Islamic terrorists either, but more because they believe in God.
Well, he and Hannity tangled tonite on Fox about the above quote. It seems Christopher views Falwell and other conservative Christians as bigots, but doesn’t recognize that he himself is an anti-Christian bigot. I guess it takes one to know one. My Christian beliefs forbids me from saying what I would really want to, so I’m not sure how my religion hurts him or anyone else. If we had a world of people like him, we would all be in the streets screaming at each other….
It is a pity that decency seems to have been lost in American debate. I have no problem with a healthy debate about Falwell’s organization and his contribution to politics. But wait until he is at least buried, and bury the venom with him.
I’m awaiting the anti-Christian crowd to show up now. In the words of our President: Bring ‘em on!”