5.16.2007

Rest in pieces

I just read the best obit of Jerry Falwell that I could imagine, by Christopher Hitchens. A taste:

"The discovery of the carcass of Jerry Falwell on the floor of an obscure office in Virginia has almost zero significance, except perhaps for two categories of the species labeled "credulous idiot." The first such category consists of those who expected Falwell (and themselves) to be bodily raptured out of the biosphere and assumed into the heavens, leaving pilotless planes and driverless trucks and taxis to crash with their innocent victims as collateral damage. This group is so stupid and uncultured that it may perhaps be forgiven. It is so far "left behind" that almost its only pleasure is to gloat at the idea of others being abandoned in the same condition."
It only gets better from there.

For a complete(ish) listing of Hitchens articles, look here, it's some good readin'.

2 comments:

Joe said...

goodbye crazy asshole. It is shocking to me that we shared the same land, government, and system of laws.

Good thing about the u.s....even if I'm surrounded by religious wackos, I'd hardly even notice it on a day-to-day basis.

Andrew said...

Yes, Hitchens is what Andrew Sullivan once was: British, secular, and rational.