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RIP Christopher Hitchens.

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Kara-Shehr, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Kara-Shehr

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    Just found out he died yesterday.

    I'm usually not saddened by celebrities dying but this one made me stop and think for a second. I may not have agreed with him on everything but I think he definitely had some pretty profound things to say and seemed like a decent guy.
     
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    Zephyrus Tyrants and Slaves

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    Requiescat in pace
     
  3. V.V.V.V.V.

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    TBH, I never paid much attention to the guy. I did like how he rocked the boat, but he was wrong in supporting the Iraqi invasion and occupation.
     
  5. Jimmy... Dead.

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    Guy was a major dick.

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  6. V.V.V.V.V.

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    Saw a headline somewhere that said "Hitchins is no longer an athiest".
     
  8. Pessimism

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    If they're implying he recanted on his deathbed, I'm calling total bullshit. This is the guy who went beyond atheism and argued for antitheism.
     
  9. Dak

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    Pretty sure they were insinuating he died and is now in hell and *knows*. Not that I believe that.
     
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    At least the Jews are smart enough to not believe in hell. The concept of Hell is the most ridiculous part of the afterlife myth.
     
  11. Dak

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    Yeah, after studying both sides of the argument, there really is no Biblical support for hell. Of course, the evangelical wing of my family is headed up by a grandfather, who has never admitted to being wrong about anything IIRCC.

    I understand just dismissing the Bible entirely, but typical Christians are extremely frustrating. You tell them "This is what the Bible says". "Well that's not what my pastor said!"

    Edit: I had a "new Christian" tell me I was trying to brainwash him with the Bible because I was disagreeing with what his pastor said lulz.
     
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    Have you ever entertained the possibility that you might be a deist?
     
  13. Dak

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    According to the classical definition of "deism", I'm not. If I hadn't had my own personal experiences I would probably be Agnostic. Regardless of which "god" may be correct, if any of them, everything about the universe points to more or less intelligent design imo.

    Edit: Apparently "Christian Diesm" is a pretty wide umbrella. Might work.
     
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    Hey Dak, you always point to these personal experiences you have had or awakenings..... Can you please, in any way, explain them?
    Maybe in another thread.
     
  15. Dak

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    Other than describing them as a moment of intense clarity and realization (no drugs involved :p ), not really.
     
  16. Einherjar86

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    You're sure you weren't using Claritin Clear? Because I've seen the commercials, and that shit evacuates the fog like whoa.
     
  17. Dak

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    I can't say, I'm waiting for a company to buy my advertising services :cool:
     
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    Dak, you need to eat about a 1/4 ounce of mushrooms. Then get back to me about "god".
     
  19. Dak

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    Nah, had some friends that did shrooms and told me about the experience. I'll pass.
     
  20. V.V.V.V.V.

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    So basically you're saying that because you personally had a moment when everything was clear to you, an omnipotent being exists. Very interesting point. :rolleyes:
     

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