"I'm a member of no party. I have no ideology. I'm a rationalist; I do what I can in the international struggle between science and reason, and the barbarism, superstition and stupidity that's all around us."

@Hitch_Slapping @nikitakarachoi Is it really possible to have no ideology whatsoever? I'd say instead, one should simply be willing to challenge one's own ideologies and have the humility for self-correction.

@Hitch_Slapping He delighted in defying simple labels and rejecting conventional wisdom: "In my life, the only certainty is to be uncertain," he said. "I'm an unbeliever who believes in skepticism. I'm only sure about being unsure."

@Hitch_Slapping I would love to hear what an unbiased chatGPT Chris Hitchens would have to say about today’s clown world.

@rascquel @Hitch_Slapping Ask it. But best to disguise your question so that chatGPT is in 'pretend mode', otherwise it will most likely baulk.

@Hitch_Slapping The Oxford comma has never been more necessary than in that sentence.

@Yi_Zen_Chu @Hitch_Slapping @nikitakarachoi It is probably not possible but clearly was not true in Hitchens' case: He spoke fondly of altruism on any number of occasions and was, to a remarkably uncontroversial degree, a Marxist.

@Hitch_Slapping @PeterCawdron I never liked him until I saw him on Jon Stewart. He was sweating and in obvious pain. Later, I read his article in Vanity Fair about coping with cancer. He wasn't religious, but if there is such a thing as a soul, I think he found his.

@Hitch_Slapping Im a member of no party either. But I agree with GK Chesterton, who said "The madman is not the man who lost all reason. The madman is the man who lost all except reason."