The loss to the world today is one of a great raconteur, a great mind, a great thinker, and of someone who could change his mind based on facts, but not his principles – which were like a mountain.
His moral code may have appeared slightly less concrete but this was only his way of decrying certainty, – more than anyone else he showed how true morality springs from the educated secular mind and can never come from religious injunction.
Now he is gone there are a whole bunch of loudly pleased people of faith suggesting that they liked and admired him and trust that he is right now being pleasantly surprised…
Thus proving , in exactly the manner he would have predicted, their complete inability to tell rational argument from a pile of doggy poo.
Long live the Hitch – Omituaries has updated. …and may his brother speedily disappear from our public radar so the “evil twin” will not to grow out of his shadow.