Earlier today Christopher Hitchens succumbed to esophageal cancer after an almost two year battle. He was 62 years old. His brilliant, engaging, and witty essays will be missed by thousands. I enjoyed the debates he had with Doug Wilson a few years ago on the existence of God and whether Christianity was good or bad for the world. (These were captured in a book and documentary-style film.)
One can only hope that before departing our great plant this highly gifted man recognized that he was far more than some accidental life form. Perhaps he reached out to the God in whom we each live, move, and have our being (Acts 17:28), and who, rich in mercy, came to earth to reconcile us to himself.