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I wasn't ever a big fan of Hitchens...

Despite that, I found the funniest comment in his most recent article in Vanity Fair on how he's dealing with cancer.

A different secular problem also occurs to me: what if I pulled through and the pious faction contentedly claimed that their prayers had been answered? That would somehow be irritating.

Just for the record, I think this is one of the very few times that I have agreed with everything he's said.

If you think that God gave cancer to Hitchens as punishment, then you should also believe that everyone who ever had cancer did so because they, too, were being punished. If you don't believe that it's punishment for everyone, just him, then I think that's your own hatred talking, not your religion. Frankly, I think anyone ever deserved to have cancer is speaking hateful things, regardless of who the person was or is.

The article highlights points out that what people are say or believe may very well contradict or violate their own belief system or represent ill will toward some. It's something that I think people should consider very carefully if they really want to be consistent in their beliefs. Maybe you may not like the source, but that doesn't mean there isn't a lot of truth in what he's saying.

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Oct. 1st, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)
I agree, it's a very illogical belief system. It's sad how meanness is considered "ok" once it's done under the guise of religion.
Oct. 1st, 2010 05:29 am (UTC)
btw this is Marisa :p
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