When Christopher Hitchens Met His Match
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04-09-2012, 07:14 PM
When Christopher Hitchens Met His Match
From the Wall St. Journal

The proof that there is no afterlife is that Christopher Hitchens is not sending us columns, essays, books, perversities, aperçus and polemics from it.

The closest we have so far is the 104 pages of "Mortality." He wrote them while knowing that he would die soon of esophageal cancer, which he did last Dec. 15, at the age of 62. Not a word from him since.

It's impossible to imagine Hitchens not filing, no matter how bad the conditions—flames and darkness, according to his religious enemies. Nothing stopped him in life, not even chemotherapy.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872...99868.html
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05-09-2012, 02:26 AM
RE: When Christopher Hitchens Met His Match
I actually heard that Hitchens' body was exumed and shipped to Vatican City so it could engage in a debate with one of the Vatican's top apologists. The event was apparently covered by the BBC and CNN, but was promptly pulled at the Vatican's request after it transpired that Mr. Hitchens' corpse won the debate.

Interestingly, the topic of debate was "Is There An Afterlife?", and despite speaking from beyond the grave, Chris still managed to prove, difinitively, that no, there is not.

Hitch remains the greatest.

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