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Christopher Hitchens

Fecha de nacimiento: 13. Abril 1949
Fecha de muerte: 15. Diciembre 2011
Otros nombres:Christopher Eric Hitchens

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Christopher Eric Hitchens [1]​[2]​ fue un escritor, periodista, ensayista, orador, crítico literario y polemista angloestadounidense, que residió en Estados Unidos. Contribuyó en publicaciones como New Statesman, The Nation, The Atlantic, London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, Slate, y Vanity Fair. Era conocido por muchos por su estilo de argumento ingenioso y directo. Hitchens fue el autor, co-autor, editor o co-editor de más de 30 libros, entre ellos cinco colecciones de ensayos, en una gama de temas, incluyendo la política, la literatura y la religión. También fue conocido por sus críticas hacia la historia oculta de varias figuras públicas o populares como la Madre Teresa, Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, y la princesa Diana.

Fue un notable critico de la religión y antiteista. Según Hitchens, el concepto de un dios o un ser supremo es una creencia totalitaria que destruye la libertad individual; la libre expresión y el descubrimiento científico deben sustituir a la religión como un medio de enseñanza de la ética y la definición de la civilización humana. Hitchens fue autor de Dios no es bueno , incluido en la lista de libros mejor vendidos del New York Times.

Frases Christopher Hitchens

„[E]xceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.“

— Christopher Hitchens
god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

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„If it is a plan or a design, the planner must be either very capricious - really toying with his creation; and/or very clumsy, very tinkering and fantastically wasteful - throw away 99.9% of what you've made; or very cruel and very callous; or just perhaps very indifferent“

— Christopher Hitchens
Context: If this was the plan - was it made by someone who likes us? And if so, why have 99.9% of all the other species that have ever been created already died out? And part of what plan was that?; If it is a plan or a design, the planner must be either very capricious - really toying with his creation; and/or very clumsy, very tinkering and fantastically wasteful - throw away 99.9% of what you've made; or very cruel and very callous; or just perhaps very indifferent; or some combination of all the above. And so it's no good saying that He moves in mysterious ways, or that He has purposes that are opaque to us, because even that kind of evasion has to make itself predicate on the assumption that the person saying this knows more than I do about the supernatural, and I haven't yet met anyone who does have a private line to the creator, of the sort that would be required even to speculate about it. In other words, I haven't met anyone, in holy orders or out of it, who isn't also a primate. And neither have you. [http://www. youtube. com/watch? v=IVvJf9wTQXo] "Does Religion Poison Everything?", Festival of Dangerous Ideas, October 2009.

„Is there anything that is forbidden to anybody who says they have God on their side?“

— Christopher Hitchens
Context: Is there anything that is forbidden to anybody who says they have God on their side? Who says they have God with them? Is there any evil that they forbid themselves to do? [http://www. youtube. com/watch? v=PSeHsCPayXM? t=37m36s] "Is Christianity the Problem?", debate with Dinesh D'Souza, 22/10/2007.

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„Oh, I don't know, I think if you're in favour of bombing a country, you might pay it the compliment of knowing where it is.“

— Christopher Hitchens
Context: Hitchens: "Oh, I don't know, I think if you're in favour of bombing a country, you might pay it the compliment of knowing where it is."

„For all I know it does, it may, but that does not recommend it, to me, nor does it prove anything of its theology.“

— Christopher Hitchens
Context: It is said that Louis Farrakhan’s racist crackpot Nation of Islam and its sectarian gang gets young men off drugs. For all I know it does, it may, but that does not recommend it, to me, nor does it prove anything of its theology. Whereas I can tell you that of the suicide bombing population one hundred percent is faith-based. And I don’t think that in itself disapproves faith, but I think it should make you skeptical of that kind of random sampling. Of the genital mutilation community the same can be said. Authors@Google, August 16, 2007, [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD0B-X9LJjs YouTube]

„You either accept the principle of royal intervention or you don't. And if you don't, you always have the choice of an actual 'Commonwealth' - the beautiful and resonant name given by the English revolutionaries to the most forbidden passage of our history after the removal of the Stuarts.“

— Christopher Hitchens
Context: The evidence is that on 'Commonwealth' questions Her Majesty reserves a certain autonomy when it comes to the expression of an opinion. But you can't have it both ways. Queen Victoria used to browbeat poor Mr Gladstone most dreadfully when it came to overseas or, as they were then called, 'imperial' matters. Either this is proper or it isn't. You either accept the principle of royal intervention or you don't. And if you don't, you always have the choice of an actual 'Commonwealth' - the beautiful and resonant name given by the English revolutionaries to the most forbidden passage of our history after the removal of the Stuarts.

„I haven't met anyone, in holy orders or out of it, who isn't also a primate. And neither have you.“

— Christopher Hitchens
Context: If this was the plan - was it made by someone who likes us? And if so, why have 99.9% of all the other species that have ever been created already died out? And part of what plan was that?; If it is a plan or a design, the planner must be either very capricious - really toying with his creation; and/or very clumsy, very tinkering and fantastically wasteful - throw away 99.9% of what you've made; or very cruel and very callous; or just perhaps very indifferent; or some combination of all the above. And so it's no good saying that He moves in mysterious ways, or that He has purposes that are opaque to us, because even that kind of evasion has to make itself predicate on the assumption that the person saying this knows more than I do about the supernatural, and I haven't yet met anyone who does have a private line to the creator, of the sort that would be required even to speculate about it. In other words, I haven't met anyone, in holy orders or out of it, who isn't also a primate. And neither have you. [http://www. youtube. com/watch? v=IVvJf9wTQXo] "Does Religion Poison Everything?", Festival of Dangerous Ideas, October 2009.

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