We are told in Proverbs not to cast our pearls before swine.
I am not sure this is such a case but I tend to think it is.
Isn't that ironic.
I wasn't aware of this until now but will pray for him. What a testimony he would have!
Mans religion causes problems, Gods does not.
Boy this lost soul needs our prayers.
why are you now posting an article from last september 7?
Me thinks he doth protest too much.
God is most glorified in saving the worst of sinners.
I’m not saying Christopher Hitchens is the worst of sinners, but he would like us to think so.
“Hitchens’ “entity” remarks to be a subtle reference to the late Professor Antony Flew, who became a deist six years ago after championing atheism for most of his life.”
Deist - well, isn’t that special. Not. Deism is agnosticism lite.
I can’t help but feel sorry for people like Hitchens who have no hope (even if he doesn’t view it that way). I’ve often heard Hell described as the total absence of God. So CH’s been living his life in Hell already, for a long time.
Why do such supposedly “enlightened, intellectual” people rail so vehemently against even the possibility of a Higher Power???
Hey. At least this guy is consistent to the end. If the mans last wishes are no prayers, I see no reason why I would disregard them. I always thought him a thoughtful man, even if I disagreed on points. I hope him all the best.
This guy is defiant and principled to the very end. Respect. Look, he doesn;t want your/our prayers, so be it. At least he didn’t change his tune like some liberal.
His brother is a faithful Christian, who, I’m sure, is praying hard for Christopher.
Hitchens and many of the people he argues with think of religion as something very specific, backed up literally by some holy book. But religion in the most general sense is a lot more fuzzy and squishy than that.
There is no reason for Hitchens to believe in an actual heaven and/or hell to be a Christian religious person. All of you who think otherwise, just continue with your viewpoint, in peace.
So he gets all these Christians praying for his recovery...does he still believe that religion causes most of the problems in the world?
That’s not exactly a logical conclusion.
I will pray for him.
It makes me feel better - prayers for Hitchens...
Dear Christopher, (whose name means “Christ-bearer”) prepare to be surprised.
He has been a man of consistent and honest beliefs - even though such consistency and honesty has brought him condemnation from former friends who hoped he would join them in hypocrisy.
This is rare and it’s to be respected.
I wish him well, though if it isn’t to be, then I wish him a dignified and painless death.
Wow, he's saying he'd rather be dead than see God get any credit for his recovery. He'd rather die than be wrong in his atheist beliefs. Thus, essenstially, he'd rather be dead than have to live with God. It's a shame he will very probably learn the eternal implications of that mindset the hard way.
When in disgrace with Fortune and men’s eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possess’d,
Desiring this man’s art, and that man’s scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least.
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven’s gate;
For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.