Thursday, March 20, 2008

Cosmic Irony

About two months ago or thereabouts, I put in a request at the library for the Christopher Hitchens' edited collection, The Portable Atheist after having seen it at a bookstore.

Here it is, Maundy Thursday and it arrives just in time for one of the most significant Christian holidays.

It is to laugh.

2 comments:

The Critic said...

Right off the bat, though, I should state that I generally view Hitchens as an enormous asshole who has a very real talent for pushing bullshit arguments with a scintillating prose style and incredibly well-concealed logical fallacies. I will also state for the record that I don't generally read atheist tomes, needing no boosterism for my beliefs be the authors ever-so-well-known.

Chris said...

We should celebrate with a big juicy burger tomorrow on Good Friday.

Sigh, I know you've gone all veggie on me but really if there's ever a day to eat meat it's tomorrow.

And I agree with your assessment of Hitchens. I hate him about as much as I like him. He's an incredibly talented writer who spends too much time trying to be a big ass.