Posts made in December, 2011

Christopher Hitchens: Letters to a Young Contrarian

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 in God | 3 comments

It may be that you, my dear X, recognise something of yourself in these instances; a disposition to resistance, however slight, against arbitrary authority or witless mass opinion, or a thrill of recognition when you encounter some well-wrought phrase from a free intelligence.

Yes! Me!

“Dei sacrificium intellectus”; an immodest and hysterical desire to annihilate the intellect at the feet of an idol.   

Sounds like a few people I know…

“If you want to stay in for the long haul, and lead a life that is free from illusions either propagated by you or embraced by you, then I suggest you learn to recognize and avoid the symptoms of the zealot and the person who knows that he is right.”

Am buying the book right now.

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