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.
There isn’t any thing “swinish” about praying for the soul of another man. The Holy Spirit keeps working on him.
Christopher Hitchens...who the heck is he? ANSWER: a pipsqueak.
He doesn’t come close to either thief on the cross....forget him
He calls Heaven “deaf”. This hints at anger and self pity. It is not the statement of an unbeliever.