Monday, December 19, 2011

Christopher Hitchens, RIP

 Christopher Hitchens, 1949 AD - 2011 AD

Christopher Hitchens, the English author and journalist, died last week at the age of 62.    Hitchens was an atheist, and had no love for the Church (to put it mildly), but he did possess, abundantly, a highly admirable quality: moral courage.   That is, he spoke the truth, as he saw it, without concern for consequences.   If he'd lived long enough, Hitchens would surely have come to see Truth in its fullness.  Hitchen's honesty and courage would have required it.  A tribute from Hitchen's younger brother Peter here.

Eternal rest, grant unto Christopher, O Lord
    and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.
    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
    through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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