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Date: 01/30/12 08:10 PM

22 Responses to 30 Renowned Writers Speaking About God

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    orange_panty Female 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    Link: 30 Renowned Writers Speaking About God - A tad long, but really worth a viewing. Interesting stuff.
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    ChrisP12 Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2012 at 8:30 pm
    Got as far as Ken Follett who wrote one of the worst books ever written. Gave up.
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    ChrisP12 Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2012 at 8:32 pm
    pillars of the Earth, in case you were wondering.

















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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 9:04 pm
    Chris has to be smoking something. the Pillars Of The Earth was amazing!
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2012 at 9:40 pm
    Thank you, Orange panty...so much intelligence in such a short time.
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    crystalskyz Female 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 9:57 pm
    Great watch and will watch it again tomorrow. Love all the different ideas and thoughts. So many interesting thoughts to process. I loved it.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 10:32 pm
    Cool link.

    I must admit, I saw that it was 25 minutes long and said f*ck that, but I got engrossed. In the last clip, Hitchens didn`t miss `em and hit the wall, as mother would say, he was pretty savage.

    But the real revelation for me was watching the top "Related video" after this one was done. It was another 25-minute debate on a small-time tv show (best I can tell), featuring Christopher Hitchens and none other than Newt Gingrinch, candidate for presidency.

    I`ll save you the 25 minutes (it wasn`t that interesting, otherwise it would be posted here already). They agreed on most sh*t. Who woulda thunk it?
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 10:36 pm
    great link! loved it. was about to go to sleep, got it started with no intentions of watching all 25 min but next thing i know it was over. thanks for sharing!
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2012 at 2:25 am
    Fantastic.
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    photomstr Male 50-59
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    January 31, 2012 at 3:16 am
    sorry I still don`t believe in ghosts and the afterlife is just wishful thinking
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    January 31, 2012 at 5:48 am
    yes, well, I seem to remember Davy that Hitch did a spell as a mouthpiece for the republicans, for all I admire much of what he did he was not always a very nice ( or accurate) person.... he was a writer and a good one, but also by many accounts a nasty drunk with flexible principles when it suited him. Odd combination- but not unknown in writers...
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    incubus_inc Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2012 at 5:55 am
    A number of those points were ones I came up with years ago, and I am but a young and undeveloped mind in society. If I was able to present such arguments in such an adolescent state, surely the rest of humanity must be waking up as well. When will people snap out of the hypnosis? Christianity is being directed by man, and even if a fraction of all of the laws and moralities fabricated in such a totalitarian system were indeed created by a supreme being, there have been no claimed prophets or annointed ones to carry these laws for centuries! Think of a game of "telephone" stretched across centuries... would you be able to retain even a hint of the original message?
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    January 31, 2012 at 6:13 am
    madduck,

    Yup, Hitch was a bastard. A magnificent bastard. Did he have a dark side? Hell, yes. Just look at him. Was he sometimes inexplicably just plain wrong? Yes, in my opinion and I`m an admirer.

    If you want sweetness, light and infallibility try, I dunno, Mother Theresa?

    If you want an urbane, erudite, intellectual cage-fighting bastard who takes no prisoners then it has to be Hitch.

    Damn, I miss that bastard.
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    TkA Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2012 at 7:59 am
    sounds like 30 disgruntled writers who are jealous that they didnt write the greatest story ever told.

    God is real, and awesome!!
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2012 at 8:29 am
    @TkA While some of these writers might appreciate the sales if they were the one to invent what you call "the greatest story ever told" I doubt many of them would like the social impact and the cult formation.
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    Otto67 Male 40-49
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    January 31, 2012 at 9:53 am
    "God is real, and awesome!!"

    Sasquatch is real, and is really tall.

    Just as vaild, if not more so.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    January 31, 2012 at 10:05 am
    `...they didnt write the greatest story ever told.`

    What? The Princess Bride?

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    madduck Female 50-59
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    January 31, 2012 at 11:27 am
    LordJim- no, I agree, miss him too- and I suspect he would flay those who attempted the beatification of St Hitch. No decent writer or creative person is sweetness and light- that make for glurge not writing or the ability to debate or speak.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    January 31, 2012 at 11:31 am
    and- no, not the Princess Bride--- honestly- some people, everyone knows that house at pooh Corner is the greatest story ever told...
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    right e o...
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
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    February 1, 2012 at 12:58 am
    This kind of thing is so refreshing after seeing all the sh*t posted on Churchbook (I mean Facebook) everyday.
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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
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    February 8, 2012 at 4:14 am
    Appeals to false authorities? That`s pretty low.

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