Christopher Hitchens will be on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart tonight! I’ll tune in, but if he tries to defend the Iraq war, it’s going off.
“God is Not Great” is. Great, that is. I was lucky enough to run into an apparently atheist employee at Barnes and Noble yesterday (she praised my “Bad Religon” T-shirt with the “cross-buster” logo, so I felt I’d met fellow infidel) and helped me get the book earlier than its official release date, tomorrow. I spent much of the rest of the day yesterday reading it, and it’s a wonderful complement to Dawkins, Harris, Stengel, Kitcher, Grayling and other notable atheists. Now, the Hitchmiester himself is sort of batshit crazy old uncle with a drinking problem and some strange politics, but when it comes to criticizing religion, it’s a terrific book.
Hehe, If people think Dawkins is a bit confrontational… wait until they get a load of Hitch.
Steve_C – Dawkins doesn’t prepare for interviews by seeing how drunk he can get and still walk onstage.
If there had been somebody to keep the Protestants and Catholics apart when they were having their seemingly interminable wars, should they have done it?
I’m Irish, though not an expert on sectarian violence in NI. However, you don’t know what you’re talking about. Dawkins had it right- one of the big problems was that separatism and sectarianism along predominantly religious divides was fostered and encouraged by both loyalists and republicans. Tear down those walls and put Catholic and Protestant children in the same schools. Let them see that religion doesn’t define who you are and who’s your enemy.
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