Christopher Hitchens dead at 62 - Tree of Souls - An Avatar Community Forum
Tree of Souls - An Avatar Community Forum
Go Back   Tree of Souls - An Avatar Community Forum » General Forums » General Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-16-2011, 07:10 PM
Советский меч's Avatar
Tsamsiyu
Советский меч R.I.P Hitch
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Moscow
Posts: 674
Default Christopher Hitchens dead at 62

The man, whom I never met, who taught me the beauty of skepticism and the importance of keeping one's critical faculties always working passed away yesterday. It's painful to watch such a beautifully brilliant man go in the prime of his career. Hitchens was a titan of reason and the greatest orator of my time. I wouldn't be the same man without your work and I will forever hold your words close to my heart.

RIP Christopher 1949-2011.
__________________

Last edited by Советский меч; 12-16-2011 at 10:53 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-16-2011, 09:24 PM
Advent's Avatar
Mother Falcon
Advent is feeling bittersweet
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Somewhere home
Posts: 2,972
Default

Well, I'm not going to bring up the large amount of religious people here, and I'm not going to bring up some of the rather disrespectful parts of your post. In that case, rest in peace, Christopher.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-16-2011, 11:36 PM
Tsyal Makto's Avatar
Tsulfätu
Tsyal Makto glad to be home!
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Body - Chicago, Spirit - Pandora
Posts: 1,873
Default

I can respect his criticism of religion, but I cannot respect his neoconservative tendencies toward foreign policy.
__________________


The Dreamer's Manifesto

Mike Malloy, a voice of reason in a world gone mad.

"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling." - Inception

"Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy **** we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off." - Tyler Durden
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-17-2011, 01:34 AM
Советский меч's Avatar
Tsamsiyu
Советский меч R.I.P Hitch
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Moscow
Posts: 674
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tsyal Makto View Post
I can respect his criticism of religion, but I cannot respect his neoconservative tendencies toward foreign policy.
I always felt the same way but that doesn't seem relevant now. I'm going to remember the moral, human, and philosophical teachings he provided me through all of his work.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-17-2011, 06:14 AM
Human No More's Avatar
Toruk Makto, Admin
Human No More has no status.
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: In a datacentre
Posts: 11,751
Default



I have even more respect for him, for facing his critics down right to the last. One of the greatest minds of humanity.
The interesting thing is that I MASSIVELY disagreed with him politically, on almost everything except for antitheism and hating noam chomsky and sarah palin, but of a very short list of political opponents I have any respect for, he's at the top.
__________________
...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



Visit our partner sites:

      pandoraworld.ru



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:51 PM.

Based on the Planet Earth theme by Themes by Design


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
All images and clips of Avatar are the exclusive property of 20th Century Fox.