Christopher Hitchens On the MSM and Rageboy

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    So what is it the media wants us to think? Skip Rageboy, him we understand.

    http://www.slate.com/id/2169020/

     
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    From the article:
    True enough, and then some. Also true is that Hictchens has little use for any religion whatsoever, not just Islam. The Hitchens argument in his book, "God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything" is that all religion is a negative influence on society. Frankly, it is hard to see how Tibetan Buddhism poisoned the rifles of the PLA, or how Mother Teresa poisoned the lives of the dispossessed, or how St. Augustine’s “City of God” poisoned human intellectual development. Hitchens’ above remark was easy to make. His general thesis regarding the maladaptive nature of all religion emerges from his self-professed atheism. I have yet to read Hitchens where his analysis goes beyond intellectual condescension to offer more than superficial observation.
     
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    True about Hitchens, condescension, and religion. He debated his brother and consensus was he lost. ;)

    http://chronicle.com/blogs/footnoted/index.php?id=104
     
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    From your link, the perfect rebuttal to Hitchens:
     
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