I've seen it, and it made me reek (I nearly started my own thread).
Same thing when in a debate with religious loons, Hitchens would get slimy compliments from his counterparts at the beginning.
If he's so not right about the invisible god of pedophiles, he can't be brilliant.
With this question, there is really no middle ground.
And how would you -a "believer"- find him a great thinker without being completely inconsistent?
Because of his decade spanning-socielist activism? Sure.
Because of his brief hate of Saddam? That had practically '0' to do with his work in general.
Finally, you're a utterly tasteless moron for writing this shit as part of your condolences:
And dudes get censored for writing pacifistic stuff in threats about "soldier day" or stuff like that.
This is not offensive? (Not that I give a crap about offensive internet writ)
"Yeah, you friend died, I'm tooootally sorry, but he's in hell now and my god is torturing him and I find this awesome! Off I am to preach the gospel of my wonderful god who's full of love"
By the way, we all know ignorance suits you, but Schnitzel is not a german dish- "Mr. Taco-Boy"!