Christopher Hitchens Essays

  • Christopher Hitchens

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    In the book god is not Great, the late Christopher Hitchens examines the dogma of the major religions in the world and makes a case for why a more secular approach to life would be beneficial to society. He attacks all forms of theistic beliefs, providing a myriad of examples how this has led to violence, ignorance, and repression of “natural” behavior in his attempt to show that a secular view of life based on science and reason is the best life. Hitchens uses a rather unique strategy in his attempt

  • Essay On Christopher Hitchen

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    Collin Hakes Composition April 26, 2016 Hitchens Research Report Over the course of history, there have been many great intellectuals. From Epicurus and his riddle to the Chinese philosopher Confucius, there have been very many who have made large impacts on the worlds of science, religion, and philosophy. But none made quite as controversial of an impact as Christopher Hitchens. Christopher Hitchens made a large, albeit controversial, impact on the world in the last 60 years because of his

  • Christopher Hitchens The Lovely Stone

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    increasing. In Christopher Hitchens’ article ‘The Lovely Stone’, he builds a persuasive argument claiming that all the pieces of Parthenon should be returned to their original owner---- Greece. In this article, he employs sharp contrast, authoritative quotations, convincing facts and reasoning as well as vivid analogy.

  • God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens

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    seen in the many debates between Atheistic and religious individuals about the implications of religious belief on morality. One of the most famous Atheists, Christopher Hitchens, asserts that religion is not only unnecessary for morality, but actually impedes it. In his work God is Not Great: Why Religion Poisons Everything, Christopher Hitchens challenges religious believers to “name an ethical statement or action, made or performed by a person of faith that could not have been made or performed by

  • The Stance of Political Magazine, The Nation

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    is marred.(Original Prospectus) It is easy to seen from the articles in the magazine that it is a voice for liberal opinions. Contributors to the magazine consist of such liberalists as Katha Pollitt, Eric Alterman, Alexander Cockburn, Christopher Hitchens, and Patricia J. Williams. Some past contributors include T. S. Elliot, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Jr., Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, H.L. Mencken, Hannah Arendt, W.E.B. Du Bois and Jean-Paul Sartre. Even though the

  • The Monkey and His Mother

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    parents' cynicism spares no one. I remember my father's delight upon reading the book review for Christopher Hitchens's criticism of Mother Theresa, Missionary Position, Theory and Practice, in 1995. In the book, Hitchens cites Mother Theresa's apparently numerous, and highly self-interested exhibitions of decidedly unsaintly behavior. He describes her enormous--and entirely unaudited--wealth (Hitchens estimates one $50 million bank account to be only a "small portion" of her fortune) which she consciously

  • My Favorite Author Essay

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    I find it ironic that he’s my favorite author because one of the lessons I learned from his books is the importance of questioning your heroes. It would be silly to blindly follow an old fool just because he said a few things you agree with. Mr. Hitchens has always survived my questioning because of his demand for total journalistic honesty and integrity, a demand that he rigorously applied to his own writing. His infamous bestseller “god is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” was highly

  • The Utopian Vision of Mother Teresa

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    The Utopian Vision of Mother Teresa In August 1948, at the age of 38, Mother Teresa decided to adventure into the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta, India, in order to live out her utopian dream by providing food, care, education, and shelter for the poor. Feeding people the Word of God; clothing them with dignity; educating them with knowledge, peace, truth, justice and love; nursing the mind and spirit; and sheltering them with a heart that understands. ("servants") I believe that a utopian

  • Religion And Diversity In The Works Of Christopher Hitchens

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    Christopher Hitchens, an author, columnist, essayist, orator, religious and literary critic, social critic, and journalist, said “Religion is part of the human make-up. It's also part of our cultural and intellectual history. Religion was our first attempt at literature, the texts, our first attempt at cosmology, making sense of where we are in the universe, our first attempt at health care, believing in faith healing, our first attempt at philosophy.” If we were to really examine this, we would

  • Free Exercise of Religion? No Thanks by Christopher Hitchens

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    Christopher Hitchens was a leading controversial writer of his time (20th-21st century) who wrote several articles on subjects such as religion, literature, art, politics and war. (Hitchens, Christopher) In the article “Free Exercise Of religion? No Thanks”, the writer proposes a question and then proceeds to answer it, thus stating his opinion. The topic itself highlights the writer’s stance on the issue as it shows that he is against the idea of “free exercise”(Hitchens, 1) of religion. Hitchens

  • Mother Teresa Research Paper

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    Mother Teresa, formally known by the Catholic church as Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta, was born on August 26th, 1910, and lived until September 5th, 1997, dying at the age of eighty-seven. Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta was an Albanian- Indian, born in Skopje, now known as the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta lived in Skopje for eighteen years before moving to Ireland and then India, where she spent the majority of her life. Mother Teresa was the child of the

  • Saint Teresa Research Paper

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    Saint Teresa is very influential in her works of service. She has inspired many to take on a life of hope in service and helping others. When you see a person who carries themselves like mother Teresa does, she helps those who people are afraid to be around and don't want to even look at from the goodness of her heart. In all the situations she's been in, many people would have ran and went into hiding instead of standing up for others and being helpful. She challenges us to a life of service because

  • Mother Teresa Research Paper

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    “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, and forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” Mother Teresa traveled around the world to find people in need. She opened houses for lepers, babies, and for the homeless. Mother Teresa taught for 20 years in Saint Mary’s high school in Calcutta, India. Because she shared her life with the poor, the sick, and the hungry, she started schools and homes for homeless children and

  • Mother Teresa Essay

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    Mother Teresa is one of the most recognized women in the world. Teresa brought in a revolutionary change in the world with her positive thoughts and love for humanity. Her missionary work started way back 1931 when she was still a little girl. She joined the Nuns as a kid in 1931, and she was later named Teresa from Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. It was in respect and honor of the Saints of Theresa. Mother Teresa’s missions were concentrated around helping the poor people with their basic needs such as food

  • Essay About Mother Teresa

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    Trisha Yanduru Mrs.Halpin English 8H, Period 1 October 10, 2017 The Story of Mother Teresa Dressed in a plain white and blue sari, Mother Teresa the savior of hundreds of children in Calcutta is honored for her kind heart and acts. She is known for helping out the poor children living on the streets of Calcutta, India. Seeing these children suffer made her uncomfortable so she decided to open up centers for them. Mother Teresa experienced a "call within a call" while she was surrounded by a slum

  • Mother Teresa's Path To Charity And Sister

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    Born Agnes Bojaxhiu, Mother Teresa grew up in Uskub, Ottoman Empire on August 26, 1910. She had early exposure to missionary work and charity, her mother and father would bring Agnes to help with charity and feed and care for the poor. This lead her on a good path to righteousness and holiness at a young age. She impacted people in nothing but good ways, from charity to church and missionary work. Mother Teresa has had a monumental impact on charity and Catholicism. Mother Teresa founded charities

  • Informative Speech

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    Throughout the nation catastrophes occur on a daily basis; however there are a few catastrophes that have taken national precedence and left a traumatized nation. Most usually these catastrophes are an act of terrorism. Michael Nelson (2010) describes the nature of such terrorism catastrophes as disconcerting, unanticipated and that unnerve “the country’s sense of safety and identity” (p. 20). When such “a traumatic event results in the death of civilians” and “calls the nation’s institutions or

  • Mother Teresa

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    Choose the two sections of Mother Tesresa’s book that stuck out most, and explain why they made an impact on you. This book was so informative that it is so hard to pick only two parts that impacted me the most. If I have to choose only two the first would be Chapter Eight, “ The Poor and Rich in Love.” As Mother Theresa makes so many points in this section. The stories she tells about bringing the dying off the streets to die in peace. This is so touching that these missionaries devote their lives

  • Mary Fabyn Windeatt

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    In Pauline Jaricot, the author Mary Fabyn Windeatt recounts the story of nineteenth century Venerable, Pauline Jaricot of France, who founded The Society for the Propagation of the Faith and the Living Rosary. It is because of these great institutions established by Pauline Jaricot that she is known as one of the greatest lay apostles of the Catholic Church. Utilizing the virtues of humility, selflessness, and charity Pauline dedicated her life to spreading the faith throughout France and ultimately

  • Greed

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    Greed Greed Greed is a selfish desire for more than one needs or deserves. Greed can make honest men murderers. It has made countries with rich valuable resources into the poorest countries in the world. We are taught it is bad and not to practice it. But consider a world without greed, where everyone is as sharing as Mother Theresa was. The progress of humankind would be at a standstill. Greed has given our society faster travel, better service, more convenience, and most importantly, progress