Christopher Hitchens Was a Heavyweight



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  • Inferno

    Why couldn’t he have held on for at least another week? I’d have loved to see him properly eulogize Kim Jong-Il.

  • Pseudonym

    That’s really unfair. He lost a lot of weight on chemotherapy.

    Incidentally, has anyone seen any actual people saying “Hitch must have changed his mind” or something like it? I suspect it’s a straw man.

  • Jsaun314

    I have not seen any articles claiming a deathbed conversion, but Worldnetdaily as usual offers an all too predictable article on the matter. Hitchens despite his intentions was serving God all along. 
    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=378513

  • Actually, that article, despite its obvious origins, is surprisingly unbiased and certainly does not say that Hitchens was serving god. It struck me as thoroughly respectful and honest. Which surprised me.

  • Gordon Duffy

    I’ve seen a “we will never know if he repented at the last minute”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hVogaE5XeE

  • In the interests of honesty, the “American” “Family” “Association” has ratings and comments disabled on this video. Though I prefer this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYrXIxL24GM&feature=colike

  • Gordon Duffy

    vultures!

  • Yukimi

    In the comments section of the eulogy by Herman there were a lot people with the “no atheists in foxholes” and saying he probably changed his mind while he was about to die” T_T

  • Rich Wilson
  • Rich Wilson

    Christopher Hitchens heard the gospel enough, often while debating believers.

    Considering Hitch knew the gospel at least as well as, if not better than anyone he ever debated, that’s hilarious!

  • Rich Wilson

    That was my thought, but I’m pretty sure Hitch would have only needed about an hour to bang that one out.  Ok, he was nearly dead.  90 minutes.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/christopher-hitchenss-last-days-in-constant-pain-but-still-a-wordsmith/article2275399/ 

  • Anonymous

    i have not seen any links to these posts by feminists who had serious issues with him and should be discussed as we contemplate his life:

    http://echidneofthesnakes.blogspot.com/2011_12_18_archive.html#5024541002693519104

    i respected his atheism. but he stuck his foot in it a lot, and i guess now that he’s gone i’d like to talk more about a newer, less celebrity type of atheist. there are many examples, and hemant is only one of them. it’s his turn, now. 

  • You raise a valid point that I myself wasn’t aware of until PZ posted a blog on just that topic; I won’t be defending his sexism.

    I will, however, still defend his atheism from the theists.

  • Pseudonym

    Never heard of that guy, but thanks. I figured there would be one. But there certainly isn’t the outpouring that some people seemed to expect.