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Christopher Hitchens
« on: December 16, 2011, 12:21:42 AM »
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Christopher Hitchens, the author, essayist and polemicist who waged verbal and occasional physical battle on behalf of causes left and right, died last night after a long battle with cancer. He was 62.

Hitchens death was announced in a statement from Conde Nast, publisher of 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.

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Re: Christopher Hitchens
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011, 03:36:10 AM »
Whether I ardently agreed or vehemently disagreed with Hitchens , I always found him articulate , engagingly acerbic and thoroughly interesting .

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Re: Christopher Hitchens
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 07:05:52 AM »
He was refreshingly clear-minded for a Lefty in the weeks and months after 9/11. He was a liberal who understood the threat of radical Islam.
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Re: Christopher Hitchens
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 09:50:05 AM »
He was a liberal in the classic sense, before liberal became a dirty word.  Agree or disagree, he was always more than just a moronic talking point.

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Re: Christopher Hitchens
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2011, 10:19:50 AM »

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Re: Christopher Hitchens
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011, 11:14:21 AM »
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Re: Christopher Hitchens
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2011, 01:15:19 PM »
I knew he didn't have too long.  Shame.
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Re: Christopher Hitchens
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2011, 09:13:12 PM »
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Re: Christopher Hitchens
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2011, 09:57:01 AM »
Gods speed and RIP
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Re: Christopher Hitchens
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2011, 10:11:02 AM »
Gods speed and RIP

Ironic. I wonder what he discovered.

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Re: Christopher Hitchens
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2011, 12:58:15 PM »
My, my.  That Allahpundit's a real "quester", ain't he?  Daring "real" Christians to aver Christopher is damned, or else they don't believe their own gospels.  And under the guise of "asking - really", not trolling.

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Re: Christopher Hitchens
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2011, 01:51:53 PM »
"Real" Christians don't judge people as damned. Real Christians know there is only one who can do so. We can share what the bible says about faith and salvation - and it would seem to follow that unless Christopher Hitchens had a deathbed conversion, he would appear to be damned. But there is only one who makes the judgment and knows what the judgment is, and it isn't any mortal alive. I'm unwilling to try stepping into God's shoes, and I would warn any other Christian who dares be haughty enough to presume to know the mind of God - or the heart if Christopher Hitchens as he took his last conscious breath, for that matter.
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Re: Christopher Hitchens
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2011, 07:51:22 PM »
They need to worry about their own relationship with God.
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