“Don’t Take Refuge In The False Security Of Consensus”

On some peculiar level, I think that Christopher Hitchens was somehow the favourite public atheist of most Christians. I know I always preferred his approach to, say, Dawkin’s tendency to sneer or Sam Harris’ naive scientific utilitarianism. Many who will write more and better things about him in the coming days, so I’ll just briefly say that it feels strange to wake up in the world this morning without him. This post’s title is a quote from a debate here in Toronto concerning free speech. I feel like it would be a fitting epitaph for the man himself: