British-American writer Christopher Hitchens the combative and caustic critic, intellectual, atheist and self-defined "conservative Marxist" died Thursday at the age of 62 at a Texas hospital.The cause of death was pneumonia, a complication of oesophageal cancer. He died Thursday night at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, surrounded by family and friends.To those who urged Hitchens to embrace religion once he knew he was dying, he wrote:"Suppose there were groups of secularists at hospitals who went round the terminally ill and urged them to adopt atheism: 'Don't be a mug all your life. Make your last days the best ones.' People might suppose this was in poor taste." ...read more: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/story/2011-12-16/obit-hitchens/51999910/1
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Defiant to the end... how sad for him.He wrote a book called "God Is Not Good", and he is finding out right now that he was correct... God Is Not Good... God is AWESOME, ALL POWERFUL, HOLY...Every knee shall bow, including Hitchings'.Krispy
How sad for this hater of God.Christopher Hitchens is dead...GOD is alive!!
This article, Anti-Christian Polemicist Christopher Hitchens Dead at 62, by Doug Phillips from http://www.visionforum.com/news/blogs/doug/ is worth a read, too.
Now, even Christopher Hitchens believes...and bows...and confesses."That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow....and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father" (Philippians 2:10-11).
God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked and neither should we. I actually liked Hitchens...in many ways he explained the god of dead religion better than most preachers. He was an atheist, yes, but in my opinion, he was an honest atheist.