An Anglican priest once said that we are going to be surprised at some of the people we see in heaven. I understand that humans cannot know what has transpired between a man and God in the years or seconds before death. On this Good Friday, I pray that all men will choose everlasting life in the presence of God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit.....even Hugo Chavez....even me.
"Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy."
Heartfelt prayers for his soul.
If I am blessed enough to arrive there, I hope to see Christopher Hitchens. He had many TRUE friends (those who wished for his salvation) praying for him. God is merciful, and hears the prayers of true believers.
On the other hand, histrionics and crocodile tears aren't worth much at the judgment.