CH: 'You have to choose your future regrets'

November 14, 2010

By Andrew Anthony


In June Christopher Hitchens, the hard-drinking polemicist and atheist, met his toughest opponent yet when he was diagnosed with cancer. The question on many lips was: would his illness alter his beliefs – on Iraq, on Islam, on God? At home in Washington, with a large glass of Johnnie Walker to hand, he responds with characteristic combativeness.


Read Andrew's interview with CH here (guardian.co.uk)

4 comments:

Marley Fitz said...

Reading Christopher Hitchens changed my life. I picked up "The Portable Atheist" and my journey began. I've never looked back. (I was a Catholic.) He, along with Dawkins and Harris, have ushered in a rich and previously unexplored environment in our household (I have 6 children), where we now talk about science and the ridiculous beliefs of the world's religions.

(Interesting though, when he speaks of "chemo brain". Having been diagnosed with MS ten years ago, this is the term I use to describe to my doctor what my symptoms feel like during a flare-up.)

Thank you Mr. Hitchens.

FGFM said...

He, along with Dawkins and Harris, have ushered in a rich and previously unexplored environment in our household (I have 6 children), where we now talk about science and the ridiculous beliefs of the world's religions.

If I was your child, I'd have to kill you.

Anonymous said...

Religion is ridiculous. No reason to BS yourself or others about it.

FGFM said...

My old man is an atheist just like me, and we didn't feel the need to congratulate ourselves on a nightly basis for recognizing the obvious.

 
 
 

Christopher reads from Hitch-22: A Memoir