Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Quote of the Day
"The entity making such a remark might be a raving, terrified person whose cancer has spread to the brain. I can't guarantee that such an entity wouldn't make such a ridiculous remark, but no one recognizable as myself would ever make such a remark."
-- Christopher Hitchens, on the likelihood that he'll change his famously atheist stance and reveal that he's "found God" now that he's essentially dying of cancer
Sorry about all the Hitchens-centric material lately, but I think it's safe to say that the man has become even more fascinating now that his convictions are being put to the ultimate test and, admirably, he's refused to back down or make excuses for his lifestyle.
This is why I love and respect him as much as I do: he's brilliant, beautifully flawed, and intellectually honest to the very end.