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We're doing it again! This time we are biking from Petra in Jordan up to Nazareth in Israel, to raise money for the Nazareth Hospital Dialysis Unit. Last year we raised over £50,000 for the Children's Unit! Nazareth is the largest Arab town in Israel; the people are lovely, and the kids are awesome. Nazareth also treats kids in the West Bank of Palestine who have very limited access to healthcare. They need your help! Go to my sponsorship page to find out more and see what you can do! Maybe even join us..? http://justgiving.com/shanenaz

16 December 2011

Christopher Hitchens, we'll miss you!

[Image from BBC Website - URL in meta]
I was saddened to hear on the BBC that Christopher Hitchens has died. He has rolled up the curtain, but not joined the Choir Invisible. Not for Hitch, that going gently into that good night. He went out, all guns blazing against the sanctimonious vultures of religion, those cackling gargoyles who cajoled and harangued him to renounce his "outspoken atheism" and embrace the clying comforts supposedly offered by a belief in Santa or the Afterlife or the Baby Jesus or fairies or some such. In such a prolific career there is probably much to disagree with, but we can be thankful to Hitchens that he has left the world a much wiser and better place, and he has encouraged many people to stand up against the affront that organised religion/superstition presents to basic human dignity. Well done, sir!

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