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Christopher Hitchens Tribute: Atheist Convention


The 2012 Global Atheist Convention”s tribute to Christopher Hitchens, a man of brave defiance & eloquent contrarianism.

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Date: 04/19/12 03:00 PM

39 Responses to Christopher Hitchens Tribute: Atheist Convention

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    April 19, 2012 at 10:53 am
    Link: Christopher Hitchens Tribute: Atheist Convention - The 2012 Global Atheist Convention`s tribute to Christopher Hitchens, a man of brave defiance & eloquent contrarianism.
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
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    April 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm
    Another flame-baiting post. Oh, well, it sure as hell won`t be boring.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    April 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    Nice video.

    <3 Hitch.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
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    April 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    I can`t find my ten foot pole.
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    InTheNameOf Male 30-39
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    April 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm
    Can I get an "Amen"?
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    tl;dw

    inb4 flame war
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    CaneTrain Male 30-39
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    April 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    I love the ending.
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    lyonartime Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    How great would it be if there was no flame war at all.
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    mandingo3519 Male 30-39
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    April 19, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    only one thing to bring up, and have fun ignoring or arguing about this one , IF Hitchens were a christian and an outspoken one at that, This would not be here or be flamed.
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    marcus2 Male 13-17
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    April 19, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    I bloody love Hitchens.
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    Smutleybutt Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    @mandingo3519 Here is a post with flame war about the very outspoken
    Mormon Apostle Russel M. Nelson
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm
    my jimmies remain unrustled
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2012 at 5:17 pm
    Hitchens T___T
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    maddux32 Male 30-39
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    April 19, 2012 at 5:22 pm
    I`m not an athiest, but I love Chistopher Hitchens.
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2012 at 5:26 pm
    What I found most amazing was how many christians came out of the woodwork to celebrate Hitchens death, in the hope that he suffers in hell, and yet they have the nerve to suggest that as an atheist, I`M immoral...
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    Burgh Male 40-49
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    April 19, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    R.I.H.N.A. Hitch!
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2012 at 5:45 pm
    Without doubt one of the most inspiring orators of our age.
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    mon360 Male 13-17
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    April 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm
    yea wutever
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    HiEv Male 40-49
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    April 19, 2012 at 6:23 pm
    Man, that`s some pithy wisdom there.

    I raise my glass to him.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    April 19, 2012 at 8:17 pm
    Glad to see my favourite Hitchens quote was in there:

    "And not scorning the three delightful children who result— who are everything to me and who are my only chance of a human glimpse of a second life, let alone an immortal one, I’ll tell you something: if I was told to sacrifice them to prove my devotion to God, if I was told to do what all monotheists are told to do and admire the man who said, “Yes, I’ll gut my kid to show my love of God,” I’d say, “No, f*ck you.”"
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    tacks Female 18-29
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    April 19, 2012 at 8:45 pm
    MUST NOT CRY.
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    NottaSpy Male 40-49
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    April 19, 2012 at 8:56 pm
    Neil deGrasse Tyson better live a good long time because we are losing too many of the good ones.
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    thatjimguy Male 30-39
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    April 19, 2012 at 9:29 pm
    The thing is you don`t have to be an atheist to believe in many of the things he talks about. MOST people are not literal believers, lest the TV, news stations, pundits and comedians would have us believe. Do you really think most people are literal that go to church every week? Ask them and find out.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2012 at 10:00 pm
    we lost a great thinker, truly sad
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    mandingo3519 Male 30-39
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    April 19, 2012 at 10:26 pm
    sorry i was tired when i typed my comment what i meant to say was If he was a outspoken christian it would not be here or he would be getting flamed in the comments section im sorry i wasnt clear enough
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm
    mandingo, the irony is that what you see as a double standard, everyone else sees as common sense.
    I mean, would you post something in favor of someone/something that condones infanticide, or selling your kids into the sex slave trade, or even slave beating/keeping etiquette?

    Any bible posts here are purely reactionary.
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    tsiemens Male 30-39
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    April 20, 2012 at 3:09 am
    The fruit of the tree of knowledge indeed.
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    venners77 Male 30-39
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    April 20, 2012 at 3:59 am
    thatjimguy. If you`re not literal believers in the scriptures why GO to church then!?! You are helping to perpetuate the sense of entitlement the church has and vicariously helping to stunt scientific knowledge and the progress of mankind. If you can start to see the flaws in following religion then surely you are `through the looking glass` and can pick apart the rest of it.
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    April 20, 2012 at 4:08 am
    I just love how he would come in and utterly demolish the carefully constructed arguments of his opponents without even missing a beat.. Hitchens ftw!
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    April 20, 2012 at 4:57 am
    That was very touching and inspiring. Bravo to he who created this video, and thank you to OP for sharing these moments of a brilliant man.
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
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    April 20, 2012 at 7:14 am
    He and I died the same year. I was brought back and you know he is right about everything. The nonexistance is peacefull. Like is was before you were born. Except twice as long.
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    Otto67 Male 40-49
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    April 20, 2012 at 8:24 am
    mandingo:

    No `flame` intended, but if I want to hear an outspoken christian all I have to do is turn on the tv, or the radio, or drive down the street to one of the hundreds of churches that are within a 20 minute drive from my house, and there is plenty of internet content as well. As an atheist the internet is about it.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    April 20, 2012 at 10:27 am
    I miss him.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    April 20, 2012 at 11:04 am
    And now he lies in the ground unaware that he was right all along.
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    TheShmoo Male 18-29
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    April 20, 2012 at 3:13 pm
    *tilts hat*
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    hauswyfe Female 30-39
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    April 20, 2012 at 6:53 pm
    What`s with all the atheist crap, I-A-B???? If I wanted to have people tell me what to think I`d go watch CNN...
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
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    April 21, 2012 at 7:18 am
    @scottserious. My jimmies also remain unrustled. I aint even mad.....
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    April 21, 2012 at 5:39 pm
    @hauswyfe: i have great news! there exists a "< Back" button and "Next >" button that simply allow you to skip over material that you do not wish to view. your welcome.
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    HiEv Male 40-49
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    April 21, 2012 at 6:48 pm
    @hauswyfe: Atheists don`t tell you WHAT to think, they tell you HOW to think: logically.

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