RIP Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens has died.

I’m sure that, in the coming days, there will be a bunch of fundamentalists coming out of the woodwork to mock him, as if they’re not headed to the exact same place, just like everybody else. They will no doubt say something like: “I wonder what Christopher Hitchens’s face looked like when he found out he was wrong!”

But you what? Hitchens wasn’t wrong. Even if it turned out that there was a God, a Last Judgement, a Heaven and a Hell- Hitchens still made the best, most rational decision given the available evidence (and, he would no doubt argue, the most moral possible decision based on the characterization of God in the Bible), and if that’s not good enough for God, then that would be His problem.

To be perfectly honest, I always thought he was kind of a bloviating windbag (and no, I don’t feel bad about saying so, because I’m sure Hitchens himself would appreciate honesty). But he was  brilliant, a powerful intellect, and a truly eloquent speaker. He will be missed.

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I have the heart of a poet, the brain of a theoretical physicist, and the wingspan of an albatross. I am also notable for my humility.
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