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Christopher Hitchens: a Brian Lamb Interview
Cspan ^ | 1-14-11 | Christopher Hitchens

Posted on 02/03/2011 4:46:28 PM PST by blasater1960

Christopher Hitchens was interviewed in his home about his life and work following a diagnosis of esophageal cancer. He authored over a dozen books including his recent memoir, Hitch-22. Other titles include, God Is Not Great, The Trial of Henry Kissinger, The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice, and Thomas Jefferson: Author of America. He was a contributing editor for the Atlantic Monthly magazine and a columnist for Vanity Fair magazine, where he has been writing articles about his diagnosis in the summer 2010 of stage four esophageal cancer.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: atheist; cancer; christopherhitchens; death
Hitchens talks about his current condition. Brian Lamb does a great job with the interview. Hitch discusses his religious debates and takes unapologetic shot at Mother Theresa and others.
1 posted on 02/03/2011 4:46:33 PM PST by blasater1960
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To: blasater1960

God have mercy on his soul. He made a career out of trying to rob people of meaning, and of trying to rob the world of it’s Savior. A life not well lived.


2 posted on 02/03/2011 4:53:32 PM PST by dinoparty
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To: blasater1960

I just hope Hitchens takes his red Dr Denton’s and his pitchfork when he goes.

Where he’s going he’ll no doubt need ‘em.


3 posted on 02/03/2011 4:59:30 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: blasater1960

I watched this last week.
It really sounds like Hitchens doesn’t have much longer.


4 posted on 02/03/2011 5:04:12 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

His father died from the same thing.


5 posted on 02/03/2011 5:15:10 PM PST by tumblindice ('Bi-partisanship': we all pretend the Democrats are still in charge)
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To: tumblindice

Yeah he talked about it.
Brian Lamb asked some really personal questions I was surprised to hear him ask.


6 posted on 02/03/2011 5:17:52 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: blasater1960

Christopher Hitchens may be pompous and arrogant, but I’m praying for the man. It would be wonderful to see him accept Christ before his death (which may be soon). He does have a keen intellect, but will he be wise (and humble) enough to admit he needs Jesus?

Keep praying, folks!


7 posted on 02/03/2011 5:22:54 PM PST by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

We can pray for him to come to know God while there is still time. No one is beyond hope until they’re dead.


8 posted on 02/03/2011 5:27:09 PM PST by Imnidiot (THIS SPACE FOR RENT)
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To: dinoparty

Like all of us, he will stand before G-d and give an accounting. It is not up to us to sit in judgement, but I suspect he might be sobered for the first time in his life. May the G-d of Abraham, Issac and Jacob have mercy on his soul.


9 posted on 02/03/2011 5:30:34 PM PST by richardtavor (One of the rare establishmt Republicans backed by the "Tea Party" movement that wants limited gove)
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To: richardtavor

20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. Romans 1:20


10 posted on 02/03/2011 5:35:37 PM PST by mothball
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To: Imnidiot

May The Holy Spirit find brother Christopher and show him the way that leads to life eternal.


11 posted on 02/03/2011 5:43:53 PM PST by Broker (Mabuhay!)
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To: richardtavor

I’m sorry, but mercy is Christ. I pray for God’s justice to be swift and holy. I know some won’t like it but mercy is in Christ. If he rejects Christ, then he’s accepted his fate.


12 posted on 02/03/2011 5:45:42 PM PST by paladin1_dcs
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To: nuconvert

What do you think the chances are of Hitch having a deathbed `Come to Jesus’ moment?
I’d have to say slim to none, with slim at about .0001%.


13 posted on 02/03/2011 5:50:38 PM PST by tumblindice ('Bi-partisanship': we all pretend the Democrats are still in charge)
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To: tumblindice

What do you think the chances are of Hitch having a deathbed `Come to Jesus’ moment?

zilch


14 posted on 02/03/2011 6:09:37 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: paladin1_dcs

Perhaps Christ is the Mercy of G-d, for He is the Son of G-d and sits on the Mercy Seat. Perhaps G-d knows whom he sheep are, even as he saved the murderer that was crucified next to him. Therefore, may G-d have mercy on his soul.


15 posted on 02/03/2011 6:30:31 PM PST by richardtavor (One of the rare establishmt Republicans backed by the "Tea Party" movement that wants limited gove)
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To: nuconvert

He spent some time in his book on Thomas Paine and `Common Sense’ talking about Paine’s death, and how some minister broke in and tried to get him to repent, etc., and Paine had just enough strength left to have him tossed out.


16 posted on 02/03/2011 6:44:01 PM PST by tumblindice ('Bi-partisanship': we all pretend the Democrats are still in charge)
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To: richardtavor
I had a brew with this guy.

He was speaking in front of Freepers sometime in DC.
Been to too many and I forget when.

I remember I gave him a shot with his sandals on making his presentation.
Some Freeper girls were googling all over him. I thought it disgusting.

His conversation with me was way over my head, NOT.
This guy has no clue of real life business.
To this day I have no idea how he got money for speaking his stick. What dribble.

I do wish him well in getting well. If only to save his soul.

17 posted on 02/03/2011 6:49:17 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: blasater1960

How sad to be reduced to praying that there is no God.


18 posted on 02/03/2011 8:12:28 PM PST by Mike Darancette (The heresy of heresies was common sense - Orwell)
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To: tumblindice

Hitchens has said that no matter what,even if he cries out for God on his deathbed, to ignore him. THAT is arrogance.


19 posted on 02/03/2011 8:22:22 PM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Mike Darancette
How sad to be reduced to praying that there is no God.

Reminds me of lyrics from an old song from back in the 70s.

Now troubles are many
they're as deep as a well
I can swear there ain't no Heaven
but I pray there ain't no hell
Swear there ain't no Heaven
and I'll pray there ain't no hell
but I'll never know by livin'
only my dyin' will tell,
yes only my dyin' will tell

20 posted on 02/03/2011 8:28:04 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: boop
Hitchens has said that no matter what,even if he cries out for God on his deathbed, to ignore him.

Happily for Hitchens God wouldn't.

21 posted on 02/03/2011 9:05:06 PM PST by Mike Darancette (The heresy of heresies was common sense - Orwell)
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To: blasater1960
Thanks for posting this. He sounds terrible, but it turns out he is just recovering from gall bladder surgery.

I hope he beats the odds.

22 posted on 02/03/2011 9:44:28 PM PST by TChad
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To: richardtavor

God saved the thief on the cross because that thief asked for Christ to remember him when He came into His kingdom. He acknowledged that while he and the other thief were being executed for crimes that they had committed, Christ was innocent. That’s repentance if ever there was any and repentance of sins is one of the cornerstones of our salvation.


23 posted on 02/04/2011 9:03:19 AM PST by paladin1_dcs
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