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RIP Christopher Hitchens: In Heaven, Hell, In Between or Nowhere in Particular

Prolific writer and ascerbic atheist Christopher Hitchens died yesterday, more than a year into his public battle with esophageal cancer. Kicking, screaming and ‘blaspheming’ until the end, surrounded by friends and prayed for (despite his indifference) by supporters? It’s a comforting thought, in its own way.


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posted December 16, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I think he’s dead, like he presumably expected. I think if he woke up at some point in some version of a heaven he’d probably be delighted for a while to learn what the real scoop was. Perhaps likewise a hell. Both could get tiresome after a time, probably the hell sooner. Nothing could be interesting enough to be fun forever, I think.

Oh, and if there were a god worth its Salt it would grab Hitch to chat with for a while and send the boring and bigoted fundamentalists of all religions away from it.

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posted December 16, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Here’s Hitchens on people who urge deathbed conversions:

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posted December 23, 2011 at 2:03 am


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