I love freedom of thought, and apparently DFN Mr. C and his confederate b___h he calls a wife, operating hand in hand with whoever, don't like that.
Hitchens was a magnificent mind, and I'm sorry he's passed on. I'm sorry medical technology had not caught up with his cancer, and that he didn't have access to treatments out of Stanford.
Hitchens, other than his "Marxist" period (as I'm very pro-business), he spoke my mind on many topics. Seeing him archived on YouTube is a painful joy. Hearing his voice and his articulated thoughts on the double standards of religion, in particular that damn bitch Mother Theresa, makes me want to cheer.
People put ego to justify their torture of others. And Hitchens called them, whoever it was, on it. And it didn't matter how many years had passed, he called a spade a spade.
I remember seeing his last public appearance archived on YouTube. He looked frail, but his mind was sharp. I can't help but think and feel that everyone in that room would have given their right eye if they knew it would help. I say "knew" instead of "believed" because Hitchens and us, his peers, don't put too much stock in unjustified beliefs. Regardless, we would have sacrificed anything to help him live a healthful and longer life free of cancer and other maladies.
A lot of us are atheists, and not all of us are as well educated and armored against "the love bomb" tactic that churches employ.
I remember I gamed with several individuals, in retrospect many of them were either security or law enforcement or affiliated with some kind of Catholicism version of "mental health", and one in particular (whose name escapes me at the moment) mentioned the term "love bomb".
This is important because this was one of many attempts to get me to stop gaming by someone who dissapproves of my gaming habit. Same person is, in my estimation, probably Indian, and probably Catholic, and in cooperation with my then doctor, created this group to ween me off of not only gaming, but also my Star Trek fandom, as well as replace my atheism with some kind of belief in the catholic mythology; i.e. "god", so to speak.
It was not the first attempt. The first attempt was in my 20s when I tried gaming with a man in my martial arts class called David Rebo. A very fast but also emotionally unstable, possibly due to drug use. In retrospect he may have been some security type. Just off the top of my head, it seems to make a lot of sense now. He and his D&D cohorts gamed in a loft of a store aimed at new parents and babies off El Camino in either San Mateo or Belmont.
Strange, since most normal gamers gamed in houses. It was an attempt to show me how awful gaming people could be, and what a horrible habit it was.
Well, gaming is big business now, and my attempt to marry my gaming hobby with my film aspirations, which is now standard procedure, were destroyed by this bitch and the people she employed.
Additionally this person was also, and presumably still is, completely ignorant on atheism, and thought it to be akin to cultism, or so I'm surmising.
I'm a man of science. Tribal beliefs of people around the world are things that are dangerous, harmful, and worthy of ridicule.
My personal life, my aims to write for games casually (not as a primary profession), my aims to find friends who are atheists and share my interests, have been dashed and utterly destroyed by this dumb bitch.
And yes, I call her a dumb bitch, because she is.
Back in 1988 or 1987 I was with Mike C. at Burger King off El Camino in San Mateo when some Indian girl in a Burger King uniform walked by Mike and said "Hi Mike." Both Mike and I were puzzled. We had never seen this woman before. Well, that little encounter now makes a bit more sense.
Mike was, and presumably still is, a fundamentalist Catholic. This asshole tried to get me to believe in "the devil", and kept saying how I should believe in his imaginary friend. He gamed with me, said I was wasting my time with games, but because he was a Catholic, he was "authorized" (he and his brother Mark) to game with me, when all the while I was trying to find regular normal gamers. Non-Catholics. Men of science.
Atheism has always been my life. Even before I ever went to church (because I was dragged there when I was younger) the idea that a group of people told fairy tales that were contrary to all the science in books, was just perplexing.
How is it that these people were saying an allegedly all powerful being had created the world a few thousand years ago when science says differently? It could not be so. I thought it might be some strange dressup game that these people were playing. Kind of like the idea of Santa Claus for kids around Christmas, only this was for adults every Sunday.
I guess it's was then that I discovered the stupidity that people were willing to invoke upon themselves out of fear and ignorance. I didn't have that full articulation, but that was the gut feeling. And I now know this to be true.
Like I said a few entries back; no amount of "I'm sorry", no amount of apology is going to make up for the utter hell that these people, these mind numbed religious scum bags, put me through.
I miss Hitchens. I wish he had taken better care of himself.
And for DFN Mr. C and his Indian POS, if there ever was a hell (and regrettably and thankfully there never was) Mother Theresa deserves to be there, as do DFN Mr. C and his Indian confederates.
Freedom of thought. Freedom of expression. Freedom to live as you desire.
Blue Jedi, American