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I admire his passion, but why not go One God Further.
Why keep reason as your special God that you don't give up. That seems quite cowardly.
Hitchens stood at the front of the atheist lynch mob saying : "Those people over there are the problem" ... er ... It's quite cowardly isn't it. And very ordinary.
It's very interesting that his passion for throwing away all beliefs ... has this one little special one that he refused utterly to give up ... his reason and intellect.
Reminds me of ... oh yes, the big religions !
"yes yes", they say, "we will give up everything (apart from my little friend over here that no-way in hell will you get him".
Perhaps the "atheists" don't really understand the scale of the problem and think a little tweaking is all that is needed, rather than a total clear-out including all gods, beliefs, reason, and intellect.
Too much for you ?
Fine, just get back under the duvet with your special gods (reason or whatever) that you refuse to give up.
Yes, atheists are "different".
(Just like everyone else)
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Initial post: 18 Jun 2013 11:46:11 BDT
Mr. D. Bain says:
A bit of skewed thinking here perhaps. Your inference that reason and intellect constitute 'gods' for Prof Hitchins is odd to say the least. However your contention that atheists need to clear out all the 'gods' including beliefs, reason and intellect is just plain loony. Take away these three and what do you have left?
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S. Chander says:
I assume that your question "what do you have left?" is supposed to be rhetorical, right ?
But if you are bravely searching for what is real and what is true, I would ask the same question back to you. But not rhetorically.
Rhetoric is just a way of closing down exploration. Let's not do that.
We all have choice, we either bathe in what we know. Or, we explore what we don't.
But talk is cheap. Do or do not.
Posted on 20 Nov 2013 23:15:12 GMT
P. R. Slamin says:
You are right, I do refuse to give up my reason.
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