Christopher Hitchens, ‘bloodthirsty barbarian and a club-carrying primitive’. All the more reason to like him I say.
Never let it be said that following Pharyngula on twitter isn’t a blood pressure raising experience…at least for a conservative.
For the past day I’ve been discussing Christopher Hitchens with various conservative friends of mine, plus seeing numerous tweets from conservatives (Christian conservatives at that) like Ann Coulter, Dinesh D’Souza, and Andy Levy (…okay, I don’t know his religion and he’s actually a libertarian) confessing regret that Hitchens had shuffled off this mortal coil. Conservatives liked him and he was proof that, like gay people are not constrained to the political left for their sexuality, atheists are not bound to liberal ideals (like cultural and moral relativism) because of their lack of belief in god.
So it was no surprise to me to read a post on Pharyngula entitled “The dark side of Hitchens”. His atheism may have been a common thread uniting Hitchens and PZ Myers together, but his political beliefs about war, terrorism, and his beliefs that Islam is not a peaceful religion, but a religion of hate, was enough for Myers to say that Hitchens was a “bloodthirsty barbarian and a club-carrying primitave”. Myers proof that anything Hitchens claimed about Islam, war, or terrorism was false?
But that won’t stop liberals from believing him.
F0r myself, I liked Hitchens. His death is a blow to reason, intelligence, and the truth. Not a crippling blow of course, but a terribly sad one. He did not care what people said about him, he unapologetically stood for what he believed and backed up his beliefs with proof and eloquence. He refused to bend to political correctness and sought the truth. We could all stand to learn a few lessons from Hitchens. Not the least of which is, that when liberals are calling you a barbarian, you are probably doing something right.
Of course I didn’t always agree with that man, but I did agree with him on a lot of major points.
Hitchens on Islam
Hitchens on war on Terror
Hitchens hating on Michael Moore
Of course he isn’t the only one who sees the truth of Islam…and these are big names for Atheism. What does Myers have to say to that?
Posted on 12/17/2011, in atheism, conservatives, islam, islamophobia, liberals, politics, religion, War and tagged atheism, conservative, Islam, islamophobia, Liberal, Politics, Religion, war. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.