Christopher Hitchens is Dead =(

loosewire

Joined Apr 25, 2008
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Think about that when you take that next drink.A man of wisdom,
people are wondering where his self described soul is resting.
When you state your believes in public then die early.You can
only hope that he had a chance to make his last wishes sober.
 

Adjuster

Joined Dec 26, 2010
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He held very controversial views, which have changed radically over the course of his lifetime. His turning away from earlier allegiances alienated him from certain people. Some of those in tune with his later pronouncements might be shocked to learn of what he seemed to believe earlier in life. Others objected to his ideas at a more basic level, as in certain cases he sought to actively attack beliefs that were important to them.

It is in general a sad thing when someone dies, but I do not think we can pretend that this man was universally well regarded.
 
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justtrying

Joined Mar 9, 2011
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http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/01/hitchens-201201 - a take on illness

I found him interesting precisely because of changing views, shows a person who eeps on thinking and reacessing where they are at. And yes, what doesn't kill you does not make you stronger, but I think that mentally challanges, even health (speaking from experience) make you mentally tough and that is very important. If you give up mentally, no physical amount of strenght will bail you out.
 
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