Friday, December 16, 2011

Christopher Hitchens, R.I.P.

Sadly Christopher Hitchens passed away yesterday. He lost his battle with cancer, which he fought with much courage. He was 62. Much too young.

He was a brilliant writer. His pieces in Vanity Fair were astonighingly well-written; erudite, entertaining, and honest. I disagreed with him on some matters, obviously, but I respect him greatly. He was by all accounts a passionate and loyal friend and wonderful husband and father.

Please remember him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.


  1. Now being in the Light, he knows.

  2. No, he knew before. Unlike you.

  3. Egnor, thanks for the kind words. As a newer reader and fan of his, I came to appreciate his take on many things, mostly religion. But i was enthralled with his writing style, and recently, his courage and candor in facing death.

    Pepe, it figures that you'd say something like that. You're probably the type to say something like, 'that'll teach him to oppose my god like that.'

  4. @Mulder

    On the contrary, I think he now has peace and is very happy.