Brothers in Arms

June 4, 2007

I’ve managed to spend this much time on Earth not knowing that Christopher Hitchens has a brother who’s also a writer and every bit as argumentative as he. Not only that, but Peter Hitchens is a believer as fervent in his faith as Christopher, author of the current bestseller, God Is Not Great, is ferocious in his atheism.

It brings to mind The Patty Duke Show, as filtered through Monty Python:

Peter loves the C of E,

He sits in pews two hours or three.

But Christopher’s an atheist,

He goes on TV royally pissed.

What a crazy pair!

It was only a matter of time before they tangled in print over Christopher’s anti-religious views, and here is the result. Actually, it’s just Peter’s point of view, not Christopher’s, but he does get awfully personal. Cause they’re brothers, brothers who are arguin’ all of the time . . .

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One Response to “Brothers in Arms”

  1. Scott Stiefel Says:

    It’s the Daily Mail. What did you expect? The paper’s basically good for nothing except FARK fodder.


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