“There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses. So you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when in Egypt your bosom was caressed and your young breasts fondled.”
“Today we are engaged in a final, all-out battle between communistic atheism and Christianity.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, can there be anyone here tonight who is so blind as to say that the war is not on? Can there be anyone who fails to realize that the communist world has said, “The time is now” — that this is the time for the showdown between the democratic Christian world and the communist atheistic world? Unless we face this fact, we shall pay the price that must be paid by those who wait too long.”
This is the sort of bullshit rhetoric that conservatives still tap into when they attack either socialism or atheism today. Note he kneed a journalist in the groin too, and was a Catholic with a love of modern Inquisition. And he accused a little old woman who had already lost her job, because of these accusations.
Note Wiki says that unlike many Democrats John F. Kennedy never attacked him because they were Catholic allies, so fuck Kennedy.
I was told Malaysia was more tolerant than the Middle East!
It’s all very well to talk about “echo chambers” and argue about “understanding the opposition”. But at the same time, it is exhausting to state a public position on some issue or policy and have only opposition-members with whom to talk about it.
Good point, Hitchens talked about the right to free speech and the right to be heard. He talked about the imperative to hear even those who deny the Holocaust, because their outspokenness makes it important to hear if there is any truth to their claims. The idea history can only be taught one way is dangerous, and no argument that leads to you better understanding epistemology–your reason for believing things, is wasted.
12:30 (paraphrased) “We maintain that the pluralism of faith and schisms within existing faith–the competing churches, is susceptible to a single explanation…that man created God and not the other way around. If you accept the proposition that man makes God then there is no explanation for why there are so many gods. If on the other hand you accept that God made God…such a phenomenon is inexplicable.”
He goes on to make other great points.
It’s called “Gold Base,” and it looks like a prison camp! Donald Trump could learn a thing or two about building fences from these guys! Just look at the spikes on those chain link fences!
I can’t believe they get away with this–it has to be illegal!
There’s forced labor
A gated compound with spikes
And North Korea style punishment
“All thinking men are atheists.”
Darkmatter2525: People abuse the word “God” in conversation. If people used a proper name instead of saying “God” then it wouldn’t be assumed everyone is talking about their personal version. “I don’t believe in Zeus” doesn’t sound so strange to them. Neither would “I don’t believe in Yahweh
Apologists get a lot of mileage by pretending that they’re arguing for deism, because they co-opted the word “God” as the name for their deity. That’s wrong. He’s Yahweh. He’s a specific character who evolved in stories told throughout history, same as all the other deities.
Atheist U: This is one of the reasons I’m always careful to refer to it as “your Claimed Version of a god.” (CVoag)