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December 20, 2007

How atheists spend Christmas, part 2

First Dawkins goes caroling, now Hitchens gets into the spirit:

Christopher Hitchens brought the secular holiday spirit to Reason magazine's Monday night party. Prevailed upon by his hipster libertarian hosts to entertain, the writer put down his Scotch, climbed up on a chair -- and led the room in a dramatic reading of Tom Lehrer's satirical 1959 song "A Christmas Carol."

Christmas time is here, by golly
Disapproval would be folly
Deck the halls with hunks of holly
Fill the cup and don't say when.
Kill the turkeys, ducks and chickens
Mix the punch, drag out the Dickens
Even though the prospect sickens
Brother, here we go again.

Okay, that's fairly funny (except he can jolly well leave my Dickens out of it, thank you very much!). But for anyone who doesn't understand the glory of Christmas, as some of us were discussing yesterday, it's all too sadly true.

Although Hitchens seems to have gone a bit far with the "sad" part.

The Hitch also compared the holiday season to living in North Korea, all that Christmas music oppressing you from every corner, harrumph harrumph. God bless us every one! Or, you know, um, whoever.

North Korea? Spoiled much, Hitch?

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jason taylor


And I always suspected he was rather like Scrooge!

Ken

More like Scrooge on pickle juice, in more ways than one.

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