Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hitchens' Cancer as Punishment

Christopher Hitchens is writing about his experience with esophageal cancer in a series of essays in Vanity Fair.  He cites the following comment on one of the web sites happy to see him suffering.
Who else feels Christopher Hitchens getting terminal throat cancer [sic] was God’s revenge for him using his voice to blaspheme him? Atheists like to ignore FACTS. They like to act like everything is a “coincidence”. Really? It’s just a “coincidence” [that] out of any part of his body, Christopher Hitchens got cancer in the one part of his body he used for blasphemy? Yea, keep believing that Atheists. He’s going to writhe in agony and pain and wither away to nothing and then die a horrible agonizing death, and THEN comes the real fun, when he’s sent to HELLFIRE forever to be tortured and set afire.
OK.  There are so many things wrong with this.  It is a matter of trivial exercise to Google this.  For example:
What did these "men of God" due to deserve their cancer?

As Hitchens also likes to point out, his hands were just as adept at blasphemy as his voice.  If and when he can no longer speak, but his hands and mind still work, I suspect he will continue in his blasphemous ways and I, for one, will look forward to what he has to say on the matter.

Oh, and by the way, it's only blasphemy if you are a believer.  Otherwise, it is truth.

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