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If he was so sure that atheism was illogical, he'd dismiss it with a wave of the hand. This kind of angry and violent rhetoric ("beat down") is most likely inspired by fear and a sense of powerlessness (perhaps feeling powerless to out-logic atheists?)
I almost feel bad for him when I put it like that... Still, we have to keep in mind that he likely has no qualms with treating atheists as second-class citizens.
7/24/2012 3:55:08 PM
Everything your entire religion is was stolen from other religions.
7/24/2012 4:13:02 PM
I love watching fundies flail away, bemoaning reality's 'liberal bias' and kvetching about how they no longer have as much power as they once did to exclude, ostracise and demonize those they dislike.
It's like watching a cat scramble for purchase as it slowly slides off the coffee table. If the cat were capable of blaming the table for being blasphemously smooth and therefore incompatible with its biblical claws.
7/24/2012 4:32:12 PM
"the beat down of Christopher Hitchens"
Yeah, like that ever happened.
7/24/2012 4:36:27 PM
There are no words for how wrong you are.
7/24/2012 4:46:50 PM
Said the fuckstick who has conveniently forgotten that 90% of christianity is based upon beliefs and practices hijacked from pre-christian Pagan cultures.
Yeah, the holidays and traditions came from us. And we want them back. You're sucking all the fun out of them.
The bullshit level of the rest just gave me the giggles. Unintentional giggles, but giggly just the same.
7/24/2012 4:48:12 PM
and the Christians stole it from the Jew, and the Jew stole it from the Egyptians, and the Egyptians stole it from...
7/24/2012 5:11:30 PM
Morality, Science, Love, Justice, Order, Life
They all exist independently from religion. DIAF
7/24/2012 6:07:53 PM
"Atheists must and have to steal from the Christian worldview, they must have the Christian worldview at the foundation of any of their ideas in order for them to work..Morality, Science, Love, Justice, Order, Life and even Reality.. "
Um, twat? Every one of those things has nothing to do with your worthless cult. In fact, those things cannot be found in your death cult. Read that book of myths, fairy tales, and murder called the Wholly Babble. And only worthless retards deny evolution.
7/24/2012 7:27:53 PM
Care to give actual examples? Otherwise, you are simply blowing hot air, and we've seen that way too often to care.
7/24/2012 7:41:50 PM
I happen to be an expert in reality. For instance, I don't insist there's a man in the sky who will judge me one day.
7/24/2012 8:22:15 PM
The ethic of reciprocity, scientific curiosity, and the concepts of justice, love, logic, and morality developed well before the birth of Christ.
Historical revisionism for the lose.
7/24/2012 11:09:22 PM
Raised by Horses
It's easy to kick a man when he's dead, isn't it? Hitch, even in his emaciated state towards the end of his life, would have mopped the floor with any Christian Apologetics orator you'd care to summon. But feel free to entertain the idea of this imaginary "beatdown" in your own mind, if you really need it that much.
Furthermore, it is safe to say that all of the things you mentioned are quite safely governed by rational human beings regardless of the existence of Christ cults.
"Not even wrong"?
7/25/2012 5:01:42 AM
There are NO great ideas from Atheists.
How about NOT persecuting people because their lifestyle or religion is different from yours, not to mention not participating in religious wars or terrorism?
7/25/2012 5:52:07 AM
Easter = pre
-Christian Pagan Eostre.
Christmas = pre
-Christian Pagan Winter Solstice Festival.
10 Commandments = pre
-Christian Babylonian Code of Hammurabi.
1st Digital Computer Colossus = Alan Turing. An Atheist.
...nope, not seeing any pre-20th Century Christians
making any claims to such an invention. Mainly due to the fact that the basis of the Digital computer - Binary - is the product of the ancient Mayan civilisation. Seeing as they were the first to invent & use as part of their numerical system '0', or Zero.
You can't have had digital
computers without '0's & '1's.
"Atheists must and have to steal from the Christian worldview, they must have the Christian worldview at the foundation of any of their ideas in order for them to work..Morality, Science, Love, Justice, Order, Life and even Reality.." eh...?:
What has Christianity ever done for us?!
[/"Monty Python's Life of Brian"]
*- I wouldn't like to be killed/harmed/raped, nor would I want my property stolen/damaged, so why should I do the same to others?
' Proof that religion doesn't have the monopoly on morality. Au contraire, we Atheists are more than infinitely superior to you right-wing Fundamentalist Christians. In every way.
7/25/2012 6:29:01 AM
To accuse atheists of stealing all these things suggests that christians have personal and exclusive ownership of them.
Morality, science, love, justice, order and reality. None of those scream 'christianity to me. How about bigotry, ignorance, hatred, injustice, dogma and delusion instead?
As for life, christians have always been good at taking that away from people.
7/25/2012 7:04:05 AM
There are NO great ideas from Atheists.
So Bj88, what is your OS?
7/25/2012 8:44:46 AM
I don't see Hitchens v. White on YouTube, but there are plenty of James White v. Mormonism, etc. online. He's a pip.
7/25/2012 10:22:28 AM
Epicurus would be surprised to learn he was plagiarizing a religion that would only exist centuries after his death...
7/25/2012 12:39:36 PM
Not really. Our notions of most of these things are much more informed by the ancient Greeks and then by the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment. In some of them the Christian worldview is absolutely an impediment.
7/25/2012 1:00:14 PM
Atheists must and have to steal from the Christian worldview
It's a shame that lunatic fringe fundamentalists who call themselves Christians don't try stealing from the Christian worldview, too.
Jesus said 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' He said (modern version): "A gay man stopped at a bar in Wyoming, and he fell among robbers, who both beat him and tied him to a fence post and departed, leaving him half dead. By chance a certain Baptist was going down that way. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side. In the same way an independent fundamentalist also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a certain atheist, as he traveled, came where he was. When he saw him, he was moved with compassion, came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. He set him in his own car, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. On the next day, when he departed, he took out two c-notes, and gave them to the host, and said to him, 'Take care of him. Whatever you spend beyond that, I will repay you when I return.' Now which of these three do you think seemed to be a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?" He said, "He who showed mercy on him." Then Jesus said "Go and do likewise."
Jesus also said "If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me."
7/25/2012 5:12:42 PM
Oh My Dog!
Atheism predates Darwin. It also predates Christianity. Atheism, and its "worldview"- the lack of belief in deities, finds its origin in antiquity.
It even explains various forms of atheism too!
7/25/2012 8:06:39 PM
Just think, without the hole left by the Christian dark ages we could have depleted our resources and nuked each other for the scraps by now!
Sorry, too much Mad Max.
7/26/2012 2:18:56 AM
This shit again.
How can we ever break this mind set when they think:
Everyone was Christian before the 1960s
Everthing was invented in America
All laws, and the democratic society was from the Bible
How do we break through this bullshit?
7/26/2012 3:58:45 AM
Really? Even ideas from atheists that have nothing to do with religion? You make no sense.
7/26/2012 10:40:08 AM
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