Friday, December 16, 2011

Christopher Hitchens Has Died

Christopher Hitchens has died.  His battle with cancer is over.  His battle with God is over.  Hitchens has been called a "public intellectual" and he spent the last years of his life engaged in an all out broadside against God and belief in him.  He was energetic in this unbelief and he gloried in it.  Here is a sample:
But I should not conceal the fact that I am not so much an atheist as an anti-theist.  I am, in other words, not one of those unbelievers who wishes that they had faith, or that they could believe.  I am, rather, someone who is delighted that there is absolutely no persuasive evidence for the existence of any of mankind's many thousands of past and present deities.  Is Christianity Good for the World, p. 12
Pastor Douglas Wilson had opportunity to not only debate Christopher Hitchens but also spend time with him on a book/debate tour.  Pastor Wilson had written a fine reflection on Christopher Hitchens in light of his death.  It can be found HERE.