Friday, December 16, 2011

Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011

Christopher Hitchens has died.

The irony is, if he was right, he will never know. If we are wrong, we will never know.

If we are right, he is now very unhappy.

May God comfort and strengthen his family and friends. And may God have mercy on his soul.

7 comments:

LearningByReading said...

Very profound dichotomy that your raised. I had never really looked at it that way. You need to write a book on the philosophy of religion. Very pithy pith statement you made. You said in 30 words what it takes many at least 100 words to convey!!

wheatgerm said...

true that

Natasha Gow said...

"If you are right, he is very unhappy."
But if he were right? I am only saying this as an IF. Something for you to consider. IF he were right, how would you feel?

Me said...

Just a comment on your profile statement about being too busy-it made me smile, deeply. Thanks~

ChrisB said...

Natasha,

If he's right, I won't feel anything.

If you're asking what I would do if I somehow found out now that he was right -- I'd shut this whole thing down. I'm not into chasing fairy tales. I believe the story of Jesus is true. If it's not, it has no value whatsoever.

Natasha Gow said...

Thanks for replying, I really do love your answer and respect you for it.I really look forward to reading more on your blog in the future!

dobson said...

If he's right, I won't feel anything.

If he's right you just wasted a huge proportion of your limited life-span praying to a god that did not exist. You might have spent that time better.

Of course you both might be wrong - perhaps it's the fundamentalist muslims who got it right, or even the scientologists!