Ha, you have the biological right to be wrong, said Blackwell (the black Christian) to Hitchins and he assured he would defend that right. But it's all part of their mission when I'm not wrong, and they nourish the Pilgrim Fathers founding myth.
That was a good story of Hitchins, he made Blackwell stammer sometimes.
ἐδάκρυσεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς.
This news story is so biased. They pick the lamest Christian guy and have him go up against a very articulate atheist. As if it symbolizes the downfall of "outdated" Christianity.
MSNBC has such a leftist agenda. If the left was Christian based they wouldn't run this story.
Fox news, though it is biased towards the right, presents these types of stories with respect towards both sides.
I wonder why they never mentioned that Christians have LOTS more kids than atheists do?
This is more like a WWF rigged wrestling match than an actual debate. This reminds me of that southpark episode with the violent atheists.
Last edited by Oreka Bailoak; 03-04-2011 at 02:52 AM.
Let's hope that Hitch can stay alive. From the looks of things, total hair loss etc. it doesn't look good.
If he could find a way to cruelly criticize the nearly-a-saint Mother Teresa, finding humor in his own cancer is almost to be expected from acerbic writer Christopher Hitchens. But the fear of that disease stopping his writing petrified him, the Vanity Fair columnist and author tells Steve Kroft in an interview that jumps from funny to serious and back again.
The interview will be broadcast on "60 Minutes" Sunday, March 6 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
It's been nine months since the often outrageous Anglo-American author and cultural commentator was diagnosed with esophageal cancer that has metastasized. It's stage four in medical parlance and there is no stage five, Hitchens points out. "I am a member of a cancer elite. I rather look down on people with lesser cancers," he says with a chuckle.
Asked what his life is like now, the tone grows serious. "I was very afraid it would stop me writing," he tells Kroft. "And I was really petrified with fear about that because I thought that would, among all things, diminish my will to live because...being a writer's what I am rather than what I do."
His father died of the same type of cancer and he says he is resolved to fight it, but acknowledges his dire situation. "But the statistics are five percent [survival rate], in other words, which are not the odds I would have picked." says Hitchens. Asked how far ahead he thinks, he manages to make Kroft laugh once again. "I hate it when people ask what the expiry date of my credit card is. I noticed it the other day, someone said, 'What's the expiration date?' I said, 'Who wants to know?'
Also in the interview, Hitchens. America's most famous atheist, discusses his career and some of his more controversial stances, such as his caustic criticism of Princess Diana and Mother Teresa.
It's time to stop believing that Jesus can deliver all of America's answers.
It's time to start believing ONCE AGAIN that the Constitution of the United States can, and will, deliver all of the answers.
Answers such as:
NO foreign wars.
NO foreign alliances.
American is using Christianity as an excuse. Rather than the divine right of the monarch of Britain, it is now the divine right of the President of America.. To spread mischief by decree.
The corrupt monarchs of Britain had their appointed toadstools at court, in Parliament.
The corrupt Presidents of America have their appointed toadstools in the Senate and House of Representatives.
America is better than Britain!
How quickly a grand idea is seduced and perverted!
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