Hitchens: the purpose of life (!)





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Published on Oct 22, 2008

Q&A part V of the Hitchens vs. Turek debate at VCU, VA. Full debate: http://www.vimeo.com/1904911
and (annotated)

Again ethics, Hitchens reference about Sokrates who would feel shame when making a dishonest or shady argument clearly points at Tureks demagoguery (Hitler=Humanist) from before.

At 3:03 Hitchens is asked about the purpose of life though, enjoy the answer.

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Why does life need to have a purpose? It just is, and our inflated egos can't accept that.
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Trent csqw
3:22 I love how Turek can't even just accept the joke. He has to give the jab for no reason.
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Karthick Raghavan
Hitchens had a talent with framing sentences - very calm, articulate but straight to the point. miss him.
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How on earth did this Turek guy receive a doctorate, he's crap beyond belief... pardon the pun!
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Frank Turek is so dense, why is he taking about the benzine molecule and the carbon atom in regards to a conversation about morality? I suppose he is trying to ridicule atheism in some way but he is just making a fool out of himself by demonstrating his vast ignorance in the field of biology.
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Maurice K
"What is the purpose of life?" "Mainly gloating over the misfortunes of others" "And you say evil comes from religion, huh?" "...And then there's irony." I think the audience may have missed that, or I may have been over-reading it, but that part was great. And the fact that Turek took Hitch seriously.
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Has anyone stopped to consider that maybe life IS the purpose?
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Michael Ross Jr .
"And has to come again because he didn't get it right the first time " - Hitchens . I fucking Loled XD
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Iron Osiris
The purpose is to pass your genes on, that is right, you are a slave to your genes. Too bad we are a plague species as demonstrated by the exponential growth in our population. This population growth will be follow by a exponential population crash...
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Kyle T. Sasloe
The fact that religious people think they need an authority to be good, says all that needs to be said about what they are like on the inside. That if there was no God, then they would just fall apart, and turn into murderous psychopaths. So weak minded. Kind of pathetic.
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