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    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

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    disservice to themselves, their country, and to reasonable thought. It is hard, though, to keep thoughts clear-headed and words well-conceived during a storm as confusing as we face now. A sharp exchange of writings between Noam Chomsky and Christopher Hitchens, a columnist for The Nation, was a visible sign of the heightened tensions that try tempers and better judgment. David Talbot and Andrew Sullivan, both respected political writers, engaged in a similar exchange. There is reason for anxiety

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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

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    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

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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

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    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

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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

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    St. Teresa Of Calcutta Historic figure St. Teresa Of Calcutta, better known as Mother Teresa, was an amazing woman. She was born on August 26, 1910 in Skopje. She was the youngest child that was born to Nikola and Drane Bojaxhiu. She grew up in Uskub, Ottoman Empire it was later changed to Skopje. She received her first communion at the age of five years old; she was confirmed in November 1916. Her father died when Mother Teresa was only eight years old, and left their family full of financial

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    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

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    Mother Teresa Dignity

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    Many people know Mother Teresa, but do they know Anjezë Bojaxhiu? Mother Teresa better known in those days as Anjezë Bojaxhiu was born on August 26 1910 in Skopje, Macedonia. She lived there with her family which included her father, mother, and two siblings. Her father, who worked in construction, was believed to be poisoned by public enemies ,and suddenly died when Mother Teresa was eight years old. After his unexpected death, Anjezë and her mother built up a strong relationship. She became inspired

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