Stikkord: <span>Christopher Hitchens</span>

Hitchens er ikke så glad i julefeiring. Det utbroderer han om i dette morsomme intervjuet. Noen morsomme utdrag:

But I don’t have someone permanently telling me, you know, that it’s the season to be jolly. And I don’t have to hear music that really isn’t music at all, like «Jingle Bell Rock,» blasted as if one lived in a state that allowed no alternative. Yes, actually, there are constant reminders of the Dear Leader and the Great Leader, all the fucking time. Plus, another thing I don’t like: celebrations of virginity. If asked my opinion about virginity, I would say, «I’m opposed to it.» I don’t think it deserves to be celebrated, at any rate. Or at least, if I’m not opposed, I’m very highly skeptical and critical of it.

AVC: Shouldn’t you at least practice virginity up to a certain age?

CH: I think even then, one’s looking forward to losing it. At the point you know that you are a virgin, I think you decide, «Well, this is not a condition in which I want to persist very much longer.» I think erring always on the side of the ambition to transcend virginity would be good.

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Theologian Douglas Wilson and atheist Christopher Hitchens, authors whose books are already part of a larger debate on whether religion is pernicious, agreed to discuss their views on whether Christianity itself has benefited the world. Below is their exchange, one in a series that will appear on our website over the course of this month.

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