But! He overthrows him and Hitchens runs free and clear. "In whatever kind of 'race' life may be, I have very abruptly become a finalist," Hitchens remarked last year upon learning he had cancer.
Christopher Hitchens passed away after a year and a half long battle with cancer. I read several of his works but, it's not like I knew him, so I can not say I'm sad. I enjoyed Hitchens passionate speaking and he struck me as what an erudite human can be given the access to and encouragement of higher education. I didn't like his Iraq War stance but I did love that he caused rabid American religious fascists mental consternation as they couldn't figure out how to reconcile his hatred of Islam with his hatred Christian Fascism.
However, it wouldn't be christian fascism if religious asses didn't use Hitchens' death as an opportunity to make smug statements about heaven and god.
Now, I shouldn't being making fun of Tim Tebow, for as much as I don't like his overt displays of piety at least he didn't use Hitchens' passing to make insulting comments about how Christopher is face-to-face with the almighty. Bill Bennett, supposedly a friend of Hitchens, didn't make a genteel statement or use the opportunity to say a short kind word. Nope Bennett, said, "And I hope as the big atheist that he was, he's in for a big surprise."
Classy. It's a standard move by right-wingers when someone they hate dies. It's a time for conservatives to level the most vicious insults at those who can no longer defend themselves. When Howard Zinn passed away in Jan 2010, NPR used the opportunity to get the raving flabby-assed, David Horowitz a reactionary chicken hawk anti-human punk ass bitch conservative who hates the poor and oppressed and loves war on to insult and slander Zinn preceisely because Howard Zinn fought for those crushed under the iron heel of anti-human conservatives.
However, Hitchens' passing highlight's one of the biggest problems I'm going to have when I prove there's no afterlife. Once I make it there and it doesn't exist there won't be anyone around for me to gloat over and Hitch won't be there to share a martini.