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Christopher Hitchens

Hitchens Blasts Tea Party

Vanity Fair | Christopher Hitchens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It is often in the excuses and in the apologies that one finds the real offense. Looking back on the domestic political "surge" which the populist rig...

Moving Beyond A Human Image Of God

Jeffrey Small | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jeffrey Small

The view of God as a supernatural being like us, only more powerful, is one of the principal reasons behind the rise of atheism in the Western world and the spiritual apathy of many people today.

Tony Blair, Christopher Hitchens Debate Religion

AP | CHARMAINE NORONHA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

TORONTO — Former British prime minister Tony Blair said Friday his religious beliefs did not play a role in his decision to support the U.S.-led...

'King's Speech' Is 'Riddled With Gross Falsifications Of History,' Christopher Hitchens Writes

Slate | Christopher Hitchens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The King's Speech is an extremely well-made film with a seductive human interest plot, very prettily calculated to appeal to the smarter filmgoer and ...

HuffPost Review: Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Bowser's documentary shows Ochs to be driven by his political beliefs, shattered by the deaths of John F. Kennedy and disillusioned by the ineffectiveness of protest against the Vietnam War.

God's Top Ten New Year's Resolutions

James Napoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

I, God, want to be a better listener, but sometimes I get so busy I can't tell the OMG in a prayer for help from the OMG in an orgasm. Makes for some awkward visitations.

The Guardian Picks The 5 Best Lines From The Year's Best Books

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"A precocious anarchist, at 13 Sherman told me he was going to strip naked, except for a skullcap and an attaché case, then stump into Grodzinski's, ...

An Atheist Christmas Is No Christmas At All

Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.

It's been my observation that there hasn't been much talk of God for decades of Christmas, ur, rather "holiday" seasons. Seems to me that God and faith have been oh-so-politically incorrect.

Hitchens v. Blair: Religion In The 21st Century

Zachary Stockill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Zachary Stockill

I have just returned home from a memorable evening in Toronto, which I spent in the company of one of the foremost provocateurs working in the English language, and an ex-politician who currently moonlights as a band aid in the Middle East.

Hitchens Gave Blair a Rhetorical Beat-Down -- And It Didn't Matter

Kyle G. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kyle G. Brown

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair debated with ardent atheist Christopher Hitchens in Toronto over whether religion is a force for good in the world.

How Should Religion Behave In Public?

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

Religious believers, like everyone else in the public domain, must subject their moral principles and standards to the political test of scrutiny and analysis.

We Need Discussions, Not Debates

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

What makes Christopher Hitchens such a capable and persuasive debater is a mixture of his ides, arguments, and charm. But it's also the words he chooses and the way he presents them.

Christopher Hitchens: Reinstate Rick Sanchez!

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Christopher Hitchens is calling on Jon Stewart and others in the media to join him in urging CNN to reinstate Rick Sanchez. In a Slate column Monday,...

Hitchens Opens Up About Cancer: Hair Loss, 'Chemo-Poison,' & The 'Alien' Inside Him

Vanity Fair | Christopher Hitchens•Photograph by John Huba | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Working back from the cancer-ridden squamous cells that these first results disclosed, it took rather longer than that to discover the disagreeable tr...

Don't Pray for Christopher Hitchens

Rabbi Jennifer Krause | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jennifer Krause

Sometimes being a person of faith -- being a person in general -- means putting the needs of another before one's own. Christopher Hitchens neither wants nor needs our prayers. This is hateful to him. The rest is commentary. Go and learn it.

The Importance of Being Hitchens: Get Well Soon, Christopher

Zachary Stockill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Zachary Stockill

Christopher Hitchens has always encouraged his audiences to think, which is the ultimate accomplishment of any writer. I wish him a swift recovery.

Heaven Help Us: Should You Pray for Christopher Hitchens Today?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Sherwood

A number of studies have shown that intercessory prayer works and can lead to positive results. So should you say a prayer for Christopher Hitchens today?

God Interview II: Sarah Palin Gets Equal Time With God and Explains Tea Party

Molly Secours | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Molly Secours

After granting an exclusive interview with Katie Couric last week and then being accused of pandering to the liberal media, God accepted an invitation by Rupert Murdoch to give equal time to Fox News.

My Purpose in Debating Christopher Hitchens on the Afterlife

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Only a coward would forsake his personal truth out of fear of death, and one thing Hitchens certainly is not is a coward. I am not a believer in religion-in-the-foxholes and deathbed confessions.

Christopher Hitchens: If God Sent Me This Cancer He Has A 'Sadly Depleted Arsenal'

Vanity Fair | Christopher Hitchens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When I described the tumor in my esophagus as a "blind, emotionless alien," I suppose that even I couldn't help awarding it some of the qualities of a...

Betty White, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down

Julia Cheiffetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Julia Cheiffetz

Why has this incredible woman -- six time Emmy-award winner and pioneer for women in the media -- been reduced to the role of potty-mouthed, simpleton granny?

Katie Couric Interviews God About Ground Zero Mosque

Molly Secours | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Molly Secours

Perhaps disappointed and bemused with the incessant bickering, backbiting and slandering, God finally agreed to set the record straight about the proposed Ground Zero Mosque in an interview with Katie Couric.

Christopher Hitchens: Glenn Beck Rally Was 'Waterworld Of White Self-Pity'

Slate | Christopher Hitchens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck's rally was large, vague, moist, and undirected--the Waterworld of white self-pity....

Christopher Hitchens: My Prayer for a Worthy Opponent

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Judaism does not judge people by their faith, but by their actions. It does not look primarily at what people say but at what they do. Hitchens has been a courageous voice for the voiceless and has championed the cause of the persecuted.

Christopher Hitchens: I'd Drink & Smoke Again Despite Cancer

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Christopher Hitchens is known as much for his hard-drinking, chain-smoking lifestyle as he is for his controversial writings. But when asked by Charl...