Skip to comments.Is Christopher Hitchens about to convert? (Could he become a Christian?)
Posted on 12/10/2011 8:17:18 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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Let’s keep praying for him.
If he is, I’d suggest he hurry.
HItchens is the sort of soul that I pray for. If you’ll all pardon a double negative, he is not “neither hot nor cold.”
I don’t pray for a public, grand reversal. If God seeks to fulfill his life in that way, so be it. It might be great publicity for Christ, but Christ needs no publicity, and those who hate Him will not be swayed by Hitchens. In fact, the opportunity for Christians to gloat might be a turnoff. Or, he could become a great, zealous promoter of Christianity, or the notion that he found eternal peace at the very last moment might inspire someone great. But Christ doesn’t need to do things that way; if he does or not, it’s part of a greater plan than we can fathom.
I pray for him because we are commanded to love our enemies, and if I can actually be concerned more for his own soul than what it can do for whatever cause of mine, no matter how just, it will do my own soul well. And if I can pray for him for his own sake, not my own soul’s, then we both shall be better yet.
It would not be the first time “brilliant” atheists converted. CS Lewis comes to mind. Just recently Anthony Flew—one of the leading atheist authors said he is now a Deist. Interesting no one hears of these atheist conversions, although Flew was a leading atheist for much longer than Hitchens and was the author for many books required at all the “elite” universities.
Christ’s words on the cross “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me” is a reference by him to psalm 22 and one should read the whole thing to understand. The last line is “He has done it.”
Good idea. I hate to think of anyone dying as an unrepentant atheist.
Hitchens’ brother is a Christian and is very good at apologetics. I do pray that Hitch will believe too.
The sooner the better, but he has all the time until his last heartbeat — due God’s infinite goodness and mercy.
So if one is a non-believer and gets truly sick, it is ok to trash his/her character, but if a believer gets sick, you seem to have empathy to their sickness. You make me sick.
You call yourselves Christians?? You are an embarrassment to Christ's teachings. Remember this? “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”
Us “non-believers” treat humans with more dignity and respect than you frauds could ever fanthom.
At church we have a man who is a nuclear physicist. He was an atheist but began questioning his beliefs. Started reading a bible and slowly converted. He works on the side for a company called apologetics press. It is publications that use science to teach creation and christianity. Another member is a teacher who also was an atheist. Some of our high school students taught him and he converted. It is possible! :)
He is boring .He thinks he still has a voice but he does not.Good Night Christopher,we still hold you close in prayer.
Not a chance. That’s a real stretch to extrapolate that he would from that comment. But, hey ... here’s hoping.
Hitchens did a disgusting piece in VF on how the 10 commandments are useless & unnecessary. When in fact the opposite is true - if most people followed most of the 10 commandments most of the time, we’d be doing great. This guy deserves what he gets.
I wrote a novelle (Turnabout) about a devout and outspoken atheist Physicist who had a near death experience and came back to the present a firm believer in God and redemption. Perhaps I should write a sequel and have a brash, vitriolic atheist writer as the one turned about.
Cancer attacks the mind, body, and spirit. No one escapes cancer scot free - it comes with a price even if one survives. I believe no one goes through cancer without having or reaching an understanding of the divine in the process. The fabric between this physical world and the spiritual world thins, one cannot help but see the miracles, no matter the eventual outcomes. I had an advanced adenocarcinoma, Mrs FE also survived cancer, both of us going through surgery and heavy chemo (whick took me right to the edge). The experience brought us both closer to God and to each other. I hope Hitchens is experiencing an epiphany.
The author has no business mentioning the latter two in the same sentence as the former three.
I have a brother who is a die hard Roman Catholic and says if it were not for his faith, he could rape, steal and kill. Hell, if that is what it takes for some not to hurt their fellow man, then please STAY Catholic. But remember there are people who do good for “goodness sake” alone. Not because there will be any heavenly reward or eternal hell by not doing the right thing.
Unfortunately, religious people can't understand this...
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