The opinions on Hitchens over there are a mixed bag, mostly because he criticized the Obamas and Islam, so I'll add some of the kinder oncomments as well. Overall, there was some really negative stuff, but nothing like the Jack Layton crap from August.
Mother Theresa is up there begging for his forgiveness.
Hitchens was a good writer and his best was on Michelle Obama’s thesis. He called it “unreadable” or something like that. Check it out.
Lord, we all knew Chris was kidding about that atheism thing. May you look in his heart and give forgiveness.
Glorius, glorius surprise! As in shoveling coal in Hell?
I found him to be a bigoted, arrogant, ignorant, atheistic pompous ass.
I do not judge his eternal destination.
I pray that somehow, before he completed his last breath, he was graced with repentance and conversion to faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Well, he isn’t an atheist anymore...
His soul burns in hell as we all read this.
I feel for him because he hated God, and denied Christ.
So, he will be thrown into the pit of fire that is the final death.
No one, and I mean no one should miss his presence on earth. He is responsible for the final death of many souls. The man was EVIL!
His knee will however bow before God and confess Christ as Lord, then be eent to oblivion for his refusal during life here on earth to confess that Christ is Lord.
"Hitchens was an atheist. They don’t get into Heaven."
How do you know he didn’t repent? Maybe he accepted Christ before he died.
Those that trash the recently deceased(unless they were truly evil people) are below whale shit, IMO.
--- I guess this means that Layton was evil?
"His knee will however bow before God and confess Christ as Lord, then be eent to oblivion for his refusal during life here on earth to confess that Christ is Lord."
He may have asked for God's forgiveness on his deathbed. How can you be so presumptuous. I hope the guy is sitting at the right hand of the Father. How people can be so cruel to people is beyond me. I pray that he has a front row seat in Heaven. I refuse to be like those imbeciles who yelled “He is guilty” and caused Jesus to be hung from the cross. If you feel you are an expert as to who is going to Heaven and who doesn't, then perhaps YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!!!!!
Hitchens was confrontational, opinionated and he enjoyed upsetting traditional values and beliefs. He understood the dangerous nature of Islam and supported Bush in the WOT. Which is more then can be said for many lefties. In recent years Hitcehns shtick became tedious and boring. Still, RIP.
One of the finest writers that ever wrote.
We're sorry to see ya go.
The man had a talent worthy of respect and admiration.
I noticed the Unitarian Church in one town in Arkansas is having a winter soltice celebration and then doing crafts for their “Christmas Celebration”. It was in the State Paper today and I just shook my head in disbelief. Hitchins MIGHT have had a death time conversion. Who knows? I highly doubt it. And if you ever watched any of his debates on many University campuses he might have caused others to follow his lead. That will not go over well in heaven.
I avoided him like the plauge for the most part. Garbage in, garbage out.
I have seen clips of his debates and it made me very angry because he was knowingly and intentionally turning people from God. And he was good at it. In my mind that makes him evil.
Is it theoretically possible for him to have a deathbed conversion? Sure. Likely? Not a chance.
And frankly I am rather disgusted at all the people fawning over him.
Lord, he was as imperfect as all of us. Show him Your mercy and invite him into the Kingdom he so long denied to himself. R.I.P., Hitchens.
Believers go to Heaven. Nonbelievers go to Hell.
So, that makes me a prick?