Thursday, August 5, 2010

Topic of Cancer: Christopher Hitchens

It is a sad day for this godless heathen to find out that one of the "Four Horsemen" has been diagnosed with cancer. True to form though, Hitchens provides his readers with the news in his singularly straight-forward and witty style.

Keep fighting the good fight, Christopher! We're not ready for you to depart this world just yet.

Topic of Cancer

One fine June day, the author is launching his best-selling memoir, Hitch-22. The next, he’s throwing up backstage at The Daily Show, in a brief bout of denial, before entering the unfamiliar country—with its egalitarian spirit, martial metaphors, and hard bargains of people who have cancer.

Read the entire article here: Topic of Cancer Culture:

Quote of the Day:

"I am not even an atheist so much as an antitheist; I not only maintain that all religions are versions of the same untruth, but I hold that the influence of churches, and the effect of religious belief, is positively harmful. Reviewing the false claims of religion, I do not wish, as some sentimental materialists affect to wish, that they were true. I do not envy believers their faith. I am relieved to think that the whole story is a sinister fairy tale; life would be miserable if what the faithful affirmed was actually true....There may be people who wish to live their lives under a cradle-to-grave divine supervision; a permanent surveillance and monitoring. But I cannot imagine anything more horrible or grotesque."

--Christopher Hitchens

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Militant Atheist

I know I post a lot of videos on my blog. Some are posted simply for humor's sake, some simply to rant about what I perceive as political/societal, or other injustice, and others provide something upon which to reflect. The video I am posting today falls in that third category. While I disagree with the videographer on a couple of minor points, I still think the message is well worth repeating.