Re: Hitchens interview re: Orwell

From: Wade T.Smith (
Date: Thu 05 Dec 2002 - 04:57:22 GMT

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    On Wednesday, December 4, 2002, at 11:18 PM, wrote:

    > Good one, Wade. You might also enjoy this one:
    > The Men Who Would Be Orwell
    > by Ron Rosenbaum

    Aye, lovely stuff-

    "In other words, it may not be enough to attribute Sept. 11 to easily dismissible “religious fanaticism.” It may be necessary instead to question whether religion itself— the kind of religion that bases itself on supposedly inerrant holy texts— is responsible for recurrently convincing not just terrorists, but established churches and states, that they have God’s sanction to slaughter innocent unbelievers. To ask whether the terrorist attacks can be attributed not just to a “perversion of religion,” but to something in the logic of religion itself."

    The rape of children under the altars is just as much a mark of the terrorist as any bomb, sourced in hideously false justification at the same putrid swamp of fundamentalist entitlement.

    - Wade

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