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#1 mwsinclair

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:01 AM

You may not have liked him or you may have found him fascinating, but he usually inspired an opinion one way or the other. Christopher Hitchens, a brilliant essayist, died yesterday. I just thought I'd post this.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 10:39 AM

Perhaps this means he'll discover whether he's been right or wrong all these years.
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 11:10 AM

I've been thinking about that much of the morning :happy:

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:45 PM

Perhaps this means he'll discover whether he's been right or wrong all these years.


What i got from Hitchins was not so much a denial of eternal spiritual life, but a rejection of dumbed down theology intended to over simplify the truth and even mislead the masses. I had a classic Catholic seminary education through 4 years of Thomistic Philosophy and then two years of Systematic Theology and then a year in Jerusalem where I was supposed to be studying scripture and Hebrew, but actually spent all of my time at the Dead Sea Scroll research center in the late '70's. I liked that Hitchins had at least an appreciation and a thorough knowledge of those theological explanations, and that he and I came to very similar conclusions. Intelligent, conscious people see right through fabricated religions.

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