Jerame Davis

I heart Christopher Hitchens

Filed By Jerame Davis | May 17, 2007 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Entertainment, Fundie Watch, Living, Media, Politics, Politics, The Movement
Tags: Anderson Cooper, cheating spouse, Christopher Hitchens, false Christians, Jerry Falwell, LGBT atheists, liars, religiosity

The atheist in me is just giddy over this interview between well-known British atheist and author Christopher Hitchens and everyone's favorite gay news anchor Anderson Cooper. Hitchens takes no prisoners in his critique of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell and his brand of "religion".

Just watch the video. My favorite line is, "People like that should be out in the street, shouting and hollering with a cardboard sign and selling pencils from a cup." That's how I see most of these crooks. Hucksters selling their brand of guilt and fear on the masses to make a buck, not save a soul.

What's your favorite line?

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Hitchens usually comes off as a pompous ass, but I have to admit, I got quite a kick listening to him rip into Falwell. Thanks for sharing that video!

Jen Jorczak | May 17, 2007 12:16 PM

favorite line? ALL of them! Love that he lumps the rest of the televangelists and our televange-president in with Falwell, where they belong.

Marla R. Stevens | May 17, 2007 8:23 PM

Ditto, Jen. Hitchens is elegantly incisive and spot on.

Marla R. Stevens | May 17, 2007 8:24 PM

My big thrill today was the notice that his new book I ordered is now on its way -- can't hardly wait!

I want to read his book. I'll probably get it from the library eventually. I've enjoyed watching Hitchens all over the tube hawking it though. He's always good for some flavorful commentary.

Around the US war on Iraq, Christopher Hitchens has become a right-wing hack, so this is refreshing even in its pompousness. The part that I think is the most impressive is when Hitchens consistently brings his talk back to the alliance between Christian fundamentalists and the Zionist Israeli government, challenging both the anti-Semitic rhetoric of the fundamentalists and the virulence of the Israeli government.