Thursday, March 4, 2010

Christopher Hitchens: The New Commandments


From Vanity Fair:
The Ten Commandments were set in stone, but it may be time for a re-chisel. With all due humility, the author takes on the job, pruning the ethically dubious, challenging the impossible, and rectifying some serious omissions.
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20 comments:

  1. This was quite a treat. I declair that we start producing copies of Hitchens' commandments and posting them everywhere. :)

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  2. jesusfetusfajitafishsticksMarch 4, 2010 at 10:28 AM

    Oh no don't do that because then we're a RELIGION!  *rolls eyes*

    Great find atheistmedia!  :D

    -jfff

    http://jesusfetusfajitafishsticks.blogspot.com

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  3. hahaha oh man that was great. loved the ending and the "turn off your fucking cellphone" as a commandment haha.

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  4. I found this to be weak. Hitchens seemed asleep and the jumpy big fonts around him didn't match his style. It didn't seem intended to be funny, yet the cellphone bit was obviously a joke. G. Carlin handled this a lot better a long time ago. Hitch said he was going to make a anti-theist film like Bill M.'s Religulous..but funny. I thought he was right that Religulous wasn't too clever or funny, but neither was this sadly. You can do al lot better Hitch!

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  5. I broke the second one as soon as he said it.

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  6. I think this is worth repeating for the third(?) time.. here he as his best about the 10 commandments:
    http://lifewithoutfaith.com/?p=1593

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  7. Why does everyone say that gays are born homosexual ?
    I can accept it if religious people say it to accept gays but for any atheist to say that homosexuals are different from heterosexuals hints that if a heterosexual person engaged in gay sex, he is doing something wrong.

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  8. If a heterosexual person willingly engages in gay sex for enjoyment, he would no longer be considered a heterosexual now would he?

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  9. He's still heterosexual. He just likes to party!

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  10. I agree.  Whether homosexual behavior is innate or not doesn't matter.  People should have the right to choose irrespective of their nature.

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  11. Didn't finish watching. George Carlin did a much better job

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkRYaMiP4K8

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  12. Always thought that sexual orientation could not be segregated neatly into gay or straight but is expressed along a continuum which may not even remain fixed for each person.

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  13. I was distracted by what he had behind his back in his right hand.  You can glimpse it a couple of times.  What is it??

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  14. R€LIGION $TINKS OF MON£¥March 6, 2010 at 1:26 AM

    Homosexuality or heterosexuality is not merely about sex. Sex is only a part of the equasion. It is about emotions, who you are on the insude. I truely believe that you are born either straight, gay, bi or trans. It cetainly has never been a choice for me.

    Yes there are straight men who ingage in situational sex with people of the same gender. It happens in where the sexes are seggregated like prisons, boarding school, navy and esoecially in societes were women are off limits until marriage.
    These men are not gay or even bisexual, they do not develop feelings or attractions for another man.

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  15. Hitchens' critique of the 10 commandments was great. His own version was not so great, although far better than the Bible's 10 commandments.

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  16. <p><span>Quite refreshing since the only thing we seem to be talking about is eather the existence of god or the faith of the faithful. Hiychens is, in my opinion, alone in exposeing the real animy of humanity: THE CHURCH and its hundreds of thousands ECCLISIASTICAL INSTITUTIONS infiltrated in our civil sociaty. No wonder 85% oo the population live in la-la-land. Lests face it we are dumme!</span></p>

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