Monday, April 9, 2012

H is for Hitchens

I did not discover Christopher Hitchens till very recently.

I had read his book "God is Not Great" and it will go down in my personal history as the last book I ever bought at Borders Bookstore.  I enjoyed the book.

One of my favorite things attributed to Christopher Hitchens is the use of "Hitchens Razor".

"What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence."

That got me into some trouble with my Facebook friends.  They didn't like the fact I could dismiss their hard held beliefs as nonsense.  Even when that is exactly what they are.

It is one of the reasons why this blog now exists.

I plan on reading more Hitchens someday.  Just have a stack of stuff to work through first.