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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fred Nile is a mean-spirited opportunist who can't spell the word "Hitchens"

For some amusement, have a look at this media release from Fred Nile, which relates to the death of Christopher Hitchens. Leaving aside the mean-spirited and opportunistic content, Nile can't even spell the name of the person he's writing about:
The Rev Fred Nile MLC, Leader of the Christian Democratic Party, has expressed his condolences and sympathy over the suffering and finally the death, from cancer, of Christopher Hitchins.

"However, whatever his beliefs in those last minutes as a proud atheist, Mr Hitchins is no longer an atheist" said Rev Nile.

Edit: Added link to the original release.

5 comments:

Rob said...

"However, whatever his beliefs in those last minutes as a proud atheist, Mr Hitchins is no longer an atheist"

Wow, a stopped clock and all that rot. He's absolutely right.

Course he's missing the bit where he's not a theist either.

Russell Blackford said...

Good point.

Anonymous said...

Why bother with Nile? It was only a few months ago that he showed the world his stupidity with his position on the secular ethics in schools debate, just check out his SMH article. The guy is uneducated, uninformed and an idiot. I don't have any complements for him.

Russell Blackford said...

He also has influence - and hey, I hardly posted this as a compliment to him.

Mike said...

Nile used to come to our school and canvass oops I mean preach during compulsory school religious "seminars". He didn't impress me as a teenager - in fact he struck me as an opportunist then - and it's been downhill ever since.