Catholic or Madman? The Curt Jester records a fascinating exchange between the sad alcoholic Christopher Hitchens and the saintly and heroic convert from Anglicanism Fr George Rutler: PatheosDwight2007-09-25T18:18:00-04:00September 25th, 2007|Categories: Patheos|7 Comments Share This Post, Choose Your Platform! facebooktwitterlinkedinreddittumblrpinterestEmail Related Posts No Salvation Outside the Church? May 15th, 2020 | 0 Comments Ghosts, Demons and Deliverance April 22nd, 2020 | 3 Comments The Chair of Peter: Furniture Matters… February 22nd, 2020 Sanity and Sanctity February 21st, 2020 | 3 Comments Sweet Heart February 14th, 2020 | 11 Comments 7 Comments tara September 25, 2007 at 8:13 pmLog in to Reply I love Father Rutler! He is so smart, and so profound. Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ September 26, 2007 at 5:26 amLog in to Reply Is Hitchens alcoholic? Archistrategos September 26, 2007 at 8:05 amLog in to Reply Father Rutler is amazing. Anonymous September 27, 2007 at 4:05 amLog in to Reply Mrs Parkes:He denies being an alcoholic but admits to drinking enough “to kill or stun the average mule” on a daily basis.About the difference you have to ask him. Fr. Dwight Longenecker September 27, 2007 at 6:50 amLog in to Reply I once went on a conference on alcoholism. They pointed out that the definition of an alcoholic is anyone who is dependent on alcohol on a daily basis. Alcoholics therefore ranged from the nice lady who had two Martinis every night before dinner to the pissy drunk lying in the gutter. Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ September 27, 2007 at 2:05 pmLog in to Reply Yes that definition sounds right to me! The Ironic Catholic October 7, 2007 at 11:28 pmLog in to Reply This explains a lot. Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.