Christopher Hitchens has died, but will live on...
Christopher Hitchens passed away tonight. He will be missed. We will remember him for what he accomplished, he knew this going in to tonight. He knew that he would live on through his work, and that there doesn't need to be a heaven or hell to live on past death. We will be recommending his books for many many years to come, and remembering how much he taught us.
Please post any links to anything Hitch. Say whatever is on your mind, this is the official thread to remember Hitch on RRS.
Christopher Hitchens, the author, essayist and polemicist who waged verbal and occasional physical battle on behalf of causes left and right and wrote the provocative best-seller “God is Not Great,” died Thursday night after a long battle with cancer. He was 62.
Hitchens death was announced in a statement from Vanity Fair magazine. The statement says he died Thursday night at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston of pneumonia, a complication of his esophageal cancer.
When he was asked what he thought of me, a Christian, and an evangelical at that, Hitch replied: “If everyone in the United States had the same qualities of loyalty and care and concern for others that Larry Taunton had, we'd be living in a much better society than we do.”
Christopher Hitchens last article in Vanity Fair (Jan, 2012) takes on Nietzsche and mortality.
“Do I fear death? No, I am not afraid of being dead because there's nothing to be afraid of, I won't know it. I fear dying, of dying I feel a sense of waste about it and I fear a sordid death, where I am incapacitated or imbecilic at the end which isn't something to be afraid of, it's something to be terrified of.”
― Christopher Hitchens
Watch this video, it'll remind you how hard hitting Hitch was on religion. Try to embrace a little Hitch when you speak out.
Someone said we should coin "Christophermas."
Buy a Christopher Hitchens book as a Christophermas (or Hitchmas if you prefer) gift for someone today. He will live on.
Photo: Jason Torpy