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Hitchens Regrets Dying Before Pope

Good to see cancer hasn't stolen Christopher Hitchens' bombast or hyperbole. Damian Thompson has the sad story:

Vanity Fair have sent me a preview of Christopher Hitchens’s very unpleasant piece about his cancer – unpleasant not just because Hitchens describes in detail the invasion of his body by a monstrous tumour, but also because it contains a despicable slur against the Pope. (And Henry Kissinger, but I don’t care about that.)

He writes: “Will I really not live long enough … to read – if not indeed write – the obituaries of elderly criminals like Henry Kissinger and Joseph Ratzinger?”
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Gerry said...

Hey, but at least he did read about Mother Theresa's. He hated her too.

He needs some prayers.

Sarah said...

Yeah, if I was dying of cancer, this would totally be my biggest concern, too....

TomE said...

If I were one of Hitch's closer personal friends/family members, I'd hire a production crew to stage a "snuff news clip" of our Holy Father and play it on Hitch's hospital TV room during his fleeting hours (and maybe even hire out Anderson Cooper or another famous news reporter). I know it sounds a bit demented, but what the hey? It may be the last tidbit of joy he ever experiences (in this life or the next). Maybe we could start a fundraiser, Matthew.

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