Skip to comments.R.I.P. Christopher Hitchens
Posted on 12/15/2011 9:12:53 PM PST by Arthurio
R.I.P. Christopher Hitchens
December 15, 2011 11:51 P.M. By Daniel Foster Vanity Fair reports that Christopher Hitchens has passed away. Often frustrating, usually provocative, always brilliant. He added to the culture, and the conversation.
Im sure I join many in hoping he is in for a glorious, glorious surprise.
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I'm with you on this one. He struck me as arrogant and mean. He had a way with words in the same way a really good thief would be in his craft. A unique talent but immoral.
...what the hell are you saying....?
Believers go to Heaven. Nonbelievers go to Hell.
So, that makes me a prick?
Yes. You seem to be wishing the man to be in hell.
You should have some input.
Your gloating that a nonbeliever goes to hell makes you a prick. A really *big* prick in fact.
Read 2 Peter 3:9, and then answer me this, Who is more joyous if Christopher Hitchens has gone to hell — you or God?
I am appalled at the hypocrisy on this thread. If Hitchens had been a liberal like Bill Maher, rather than making excuses and wishful thinking most people would be “Hope he likes Hell”.
Consistency is important in conservatism.
I liked Hitch....being the ol #hit stirrer he was.
Prayers for him and his family.
I have to agree....RIP
A unique talent but immoral.
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Very well said.
Breaking News? Really?
When Mahr dies I'll pray for him as well, even though privately I'll be glad I never have to hear him again. I actually pray for Mahr right now.
I heard him say in nearly every interview he gave over the last six months to not believe any reports of a deathbed conversion... he said that if he did say something like that while dying, it would be due to his inability to reason anymore.
"Hitchens was an atheist. They dont get into Heaven."My Bible doesnt teach that people who believe themselves to be smarter or better than God are invited to spend eternity with Him."
We aren't talking about someone that thinks they are smarter than god. We are talking about someone that didn't believe in god. But the question remains. Why should god care so much whether you believe in him?
Neither do those who take a simplistic, comic book view of God. Believe it or not, being a white trash,literalist, non-reflective attender of a megachurch doesn’t get you into heaven either.
I know its easy to be simplistic and stupid, but its not getting you to paradise. Sorry.
Greeting the news of any death with smug imprecations is classless.
I found some of his writing interesting... And he died on my birthday so I’ll always remember that... Hope he found God first.
He was an honest and respectful debater and even though I disagreed with him, I did enjoy his style and his thoughtful arguments. I hope he made a death bed conversion. RIP.
that poster is something of a troll...
goes on threads of many different subjects and always provocative and confrontational
if you could mine the facts I guarantee you it would be something odd
the other day she was all Helen Reddy and very hardcore femmebot...and with that super girly nick?
something is adrift
Sorry, I pray for the living, not the dead. There are no second chances. I prayed for Hitchens for a long time, even just the other night when his name was brought up. But he made his bed and now he has to lie in it. I would have rejoiced if he had changed his mind but there is no evidence that he did or had any intention of doing so. As I posted upthread, there are actually very few deathbed conversions in my experience.
AFA, being a ‘liberal’ he attended at least one FR event (someone else posted about meeting him there), and other than religion, he was pretty much a 9/12er according to people esp when it came to Islam.
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