In case you weren’t aware, one of the “four horsemen” of the new atheist movement, Christopher Hitchens, was recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Despite undergoing chemotherapy for his condition, Hitchens has managed to write a superb Vanity Fair piece on the “Topic of Cancer.”
You might also want to check out Anderson Cooper’s recent CNN interview with Hitchens. Among other things, they discuss the prospect of a potential deathbed conversion. Not surprisingly, Hitchens rules out the very possibility of recanting on his atheism, even if his demise is imminent.
Hitchens makes note of the fact that many people are praying for him. He can certainly count me among that throng. I am hopeful that he, too, will find the divine grace and forgiveness we all so desperately need.