Hitchens: Does the Texas governor believe his idiotic God talk, or is he just pandering for votes?

Perry did not, of course, suffer politically for making an idiot of himself in this way. Not even the true believers really expect that prayers for precipitation will be answered, or believe that a failed rainmaker is a false prophet. And, had Perry’s entreaties actually been followed by a moistening of the clouds and the… Continue reading Hitchens: Does the Texas governor believe his idiotic God talk, or is he just pandering for votes?

Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens is undergoing radiation treatment and wasn’t able to write this week’s column on his usual schedule. He hopes to file soon. From Christopher Hitchens Sad to see this.

Friday Oct 29th is Don’t Pray for Hitchens Day

Stricken with cancer and fragile from chemotherapy, author and Slate columnist Christopher Hitchens is standing by his atheist beliefs: He will not take part in a prayer day devoted to him. From Video: Christopher Hitchens won’t attend a prayer day in his honor. – – Slate Magazine I’m declaring Friday Oct 29th to be Don’t… Continue reading Friday Oct 29th is Don’t Pray for Hitchens Day

Hitchens Unjumps Shark

It therefore seems to me that the Republican Party has invited not just defeat but discredit this year, and that both its nominees for the highest offices in the land should be decisively repudiated, along with any senators, congressmen, and governors who endorse them. From Vote Obama – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine Hitchens’… Continue reading Hitchens Unjumps Shark

Exclusive excerpts from Christopher Hitchens’ God Is Not Great

This week Slate is publishing three excerpts from Christopher Hitchens’ new book, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. From Slate Magazine Finally, a book critical on religion from the only atheist more pompous, self righteous and infuriatingly arrogant than Richard Dawkins. I hope this book is successful enough to bloat Hitchens already swollen… Continue reading Exclusive excerpts from Christopher Hitchens’ God Is Not Great

Kissinger’s back in the White House

Bob Woodward’s disclosure of the influence of Henry Kissinger on the Bush administration’s Iraq policy both is and is not a surprise. After all, we have known for a long time that the bungling old war criminal has his admirers within the White House. From Slate Magazine Hitchens called Kissinger a gargoyle. I couldn’t agree… Continue reading Kissinger’s back in the White House