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A cancer diagnosis suspends Christopher Hitchens' book tour
RE: A cancer diagnosis suspends Christopher Hitchens' book tour
Hitchens Speaks about his cancer on Anderson Cooper

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RE: A cancer diagnosis suspends Christopher Hitchens' book tour
(August 5, 2010 at 4:53 am)tackattack Wrote: Eil's article was far more accurate and less biased then the one you linked leo. I hope Mr HWhile I agree that he was being condescneding and twitish in places (and probably has a history of that) and I don't feel any1 should really comment on someone elses misery other than solely supportive comments, the overall message I got was just to pray for his well being. I hope Mr. Hitchens pulls through.

No, it wasn't a message to pray for Hitchens health, it was a message to pray for him to abandon his beliefs and a unique form of victim blaming (he "deserved" it - as if all the myriad good people, Christians or not, who developed cancer deserved it).

It is villainous and vile, and should be treated as such.

A good man, Christian or not, would look upon this terrible time as an opportunity to wish well to the health of Hitchens, caring not for the efficacy, but only for a small act of kindness.

The awful man in question who is blaming Hitchens is nothing but awful and at least a not a good man.

This is 8 years of Lutheran training speaking in tandem with my three years of atheism. Bite me.
RE: A cancer diagnosis suspends Christopher Hitchens' book tour
I know nothing of the man who wrote the article Syn and you're entitled to whtever opinion you like. I was just commenting on what I read from a Christian perspective. Hitchens says himself there are great multitudes of people praying for his health OR his religious efficacy and in some cases both. The article I felt was more in the lines of a both article at it's worst and my read was leaning more towards a get better prayer. However I have no backstory on the writer, if he's constantly berating atheists in other articles and looking for them to change their tune this of course isn't a good thing. The article referenced though would, in comparison, seem even more tame and benial and geared towards his recovery physically not spiritually, IMO.
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