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02-02-2012, 06:07 PM
Who is our next Hitchens ?
Christopher Hitchens was my "Ah ha" moment 2 years ago when I saw his debate against Alister McGrath. http://www.videosurf.com/video/christoph...h-62236252

A podcast I was listening to today had a small excerpt from another of his speeches and it made me think of how extraordinary he was. Do we atheists have anybody in the near future that can come close to his brilliance? I like Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, and many others but none have the same magnificent delivery that Hitchens possessed.


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02-02-2012, 06:48 PM
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(02-02-2012 06:07 PM)free2011 Wrote:  Christopher Hitchens was my "Ah ha" moment 2 years ago when I saw his debate against Alister McGrath. http://www.videosurf.com/video/christoph...h-62236252

A podcast I was listening to today had a small excerpt from another of his speeches and it made me think of how extraordinary he was. Do we atheists have anybody in the near future that can come close to his brilliance? I like Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, and many others but none have the same magnificent delivery that Hitchens possessed.


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I agree. Hitch was awesome.
He made points that most others don't touch. He was a great man.
Few are as well read and as articulate. We would be most lucky to find another similar person to come to the podium.

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02-02-2012, 07:13 PM
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Hitchens is irreplaceable.
Don’t fear, the free thinking movement is organic.
We are like a virus, but the good kind.
We grew because of him and we will continue to grow because of all of us.

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02-02-2012, 07:16 PM
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(02-02-2012 06:07 PM)free2011 Wrote:  Christopher Hitchens was my "Ah ha" moment 2 years ago when I saw his debate against Alister McGrath. http://www.videosurf.com/video/christoph...h-62236252

A podcast I was listening to today had a small excerpt from another of his speeches and it made me think of how extraordinary he was. Do we atheists have anybody in the near future that can come close to his brilliance? I like Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, and many others but none have the same magnificent delivery that Hitchens possessed.


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The conservative forces (before the wacky religious right gained ascendance) had the erudite, compelling voice of William F. Buckley, Jr. He died in 2007 and no one has taken his place.
It may be that we only get one voice per generation per side. Sad

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02-02-2012, 09:15 PM (This post was last modified: 02-02-2012 11:29 PM by Hughsie.)
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Dawkins is for me what Hitchens seems to be for most of you. The guy's a total legend!

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03-02-2012, 11:23 AM
RE: Who is our next Hitchens ?
I like Hitchens but he wasn't the guy for me.

The question may be different as I see it but I also don't think there is another one out there for now.

The brilliance with language accompanied with a drunken bumbling state in public with his sometimes extreme conservative stances make the collection of how great Hitchens had been. I can't see it elsewhere.
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03-02-2012, 12:18 PM
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(02-02-2012 07:13 PM)Thomas Wrote:  Hitchens is irreplaceable.


This.

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03-02-2012, 02:50 PM
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(02-02-2012 09:15 PM)Hughsie Wrote:  Dawkins is for me what Hitchens seems to be for most of you. The guy's a total legend!

Same.

Still, Hitch was amazing.
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03-02-2012, 03:22 PM
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(03-02-2012 02:50 PM)kineo Wrote:  
(02-02-2012 09:15 PM)Hughsie Wrote:  Dawkins is for me what Hitchens seems to be for most of you. The guy's a total legend!

Same.

Still, Hitch was amazing.

I admired Hitchens for his erudition, beliefs, passion, and honesty.

I feel much the same about Dawkins. They certainly respected each other.

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03-02-2012, 06:57 PM
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Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens in the "Four Horsemen".

We could never replace Christopher Hitchens. He helped continue the Atheist revolution and we should as well.

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