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    In August of 2008 the late Christopher Hitchens wrote an essay published in Vanity Fair that was titled “Believe Me, It’s Torture”. This essay was unique because of its strange pairing of content and audience. Christopher Hitchens had decided to put a fairly controversial political essay in a magazine that targets women, covers fashion and pop culture, and typically steers away from politics entirely. This shows that his intended audience was the average adult woman in america. Christopher Hitchens intentionally aims his article at a group of the population that rarely thinks about the topic of waterboarding, the perfect group to persuade. His choice of magazine is also effective at reaching out to the entire intended audience. Vanity…

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    Christopher Hitchens basically rants against ‘God’ and ‘Religion’ in his essay. He suggested that religion is created by primitives lacking the means to create a better explanation for their existence in this planet. All I have to say is, I loved it. Christopher Hitchens is definitely an atheist. His essay contains explicit content not suited for the old. He wrote his essay with gusto and passion; he is truly a romantic. Ironically, his arguments are all based on logic and reasoning. It can be…

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    The atheist Christopher Hitchens in his book, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything throws down the gauntlet, defaming the moralist worldview as, “The person who is certain, and who claims divine warrant for his certainty, belongs now to the infancy of our species.” Contrasting, Francis Beckwith’s observation in his work, Politics for Christians: Statecraft as Soulcraft that scientism’s post modernism worldview demands a counterbalance of religious moralism in public policy. In…

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    This was a very interesting debate. The topic of the debate was, “Is Christianity the Problem?” I had a difficult time at first because I felt personally offended while listening to Christopher Hitchens speak, which caused an actual uncomfortableness in my chest. I told my husband that I didn’t want to listen to this debate and he said for me to listen objectively and to try and keep my opinions from coloring what I was hearing. After listening and then re-listening to get my notes for the…

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    Writer, Christopher Hitchens opined that the Parthenon sculptures should be returned to the Parthenon in Greece in his book, called the “The Lovely Stones”. Christopher Hitchens efficiently builds his argument by using pathos, logos, ethos, and historical allusions. Hitchen begins his book by telling the audience a brief history of how the Parthenon became the detriment it is today. Hitchen draws the reader in by mentioning some of the events the once beautiful structure went through, such…

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    The famous motto that Christopher Hitchens uses in the book, “Religion poisons everything” can make you think of numerous things of what can be right or wrong with religion. One of the points that Hitchens talks about how religion is a assured violent system, no matter what group. Which the author mentions that not all religions are poisonous but humanoids are the poisonous ones and who uses religion as an alley and God as a frontage to spread the poison. Christopher Hitchens mentions that, “it…

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    it does not discriminate who can be diagnosed with it. In the essay “Topic of Cancer” Christopher Hitchens learns that very lesson. Christopher Hitchens was a man who was on top of world. He was scheduled to interview with Jon Stewart on the The Daily Show, he also had was scheduled to appear on a sold-out show with Salman Rushdie. Christopher Hitchens was a man who had so many things going for him and then one day he woke up feeling like death. Christopher Hitchens went to the…

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    Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen tells the life story of a 12th century nun blessed with visions from God. A gifted healer, composer, and writer, Hildegard von Bingen (Barbara Sukowa) worked to fulfill her visions and share her findings with the world. She also labored to improve the lives of the women under her care. Even with her faith and many talents, Hildegard is shown to possess the same flaws as all humans. Despite these faults, Hildegard worked to bridge the gaps between…

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    Saint Teresa of Calcutta was born on August 26, 1910 in Skopje, Macedonia. As a young girl, she lived a pious yet stressful life. At the age of five, she received her First Communion and was in 1916 was confirmed. Unfortunately, she suffered her father's death at the age of eight, striking a financial crisis for the Bojaxhiu family. As she became older, she was associated with the Sacred Heart community as well as joined the Sisters of Loreto in Ireland. However, a remarkable journey to…

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    Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu

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    After the World War I Women in the Progressive Era achieved many important activities. Among them Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu also call Mother Teresa, born on August 27, 1910 in a devout Catholics family in Skopje, Yugoslavia and died on 5th September 1979. (Guntzelman, J, n.d.) Mother Teresa was a strong, beautiful, kind and an independent woman with remarkable heart when it comes to help others, specially orphan children. She was obedient, willing to listen to others ideas and follow her own state…

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