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Is it too soon? Humorous Prewritten Eulogy for Christopher Hitchens

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by Douger, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Douger

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  2. AtheistVet

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    It was too hard to read, so I didn't.
     
  3. JustMeSee

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    What would Jesus write?

    Doubtfully, drivel like that. Very typical of some Christians.
     
  4. thaumaturgy

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    Douger, I'm all for a good jab and I'm sure even Hitchens could take it, probably enjoy it. I'm not familiar enough with Amis' writing to "get the joke" around the verbiage used.

    But I'm curious what attracted you to this? Was it the humor, or the grizzly concept of an atheist dying of throat cancer?

    Would you have similarly felt it fun to post a "pre-legy" for Billy Graham or perhaps the funny story of the imminent death from some form of cancer of some other church figure?

    Help me understand: was it the humor of the piece or was it Hitch's impending death from throat cancer?
     
  5. Received

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    How is Hitch lookin'? Last I heard he was on experimental medications and there was a reasonable amount of hope.
     
  6. stamperben

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    He died last night in Houston.
     
  7. oliverb

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    It's easy to take shots at Hitchens, and there's lots I disagree with him on. But he'll be missed, he was one of the brightest writers and pundits of our time. I wish he hadn't had to suffer as much as he did in his final years.
     
  8. Received

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    Well [bless and do not curse][bless and do not curse][bless and do not curse][bless and do not curse]. No. Idea.
     
  9. DaisyDay

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    It's possible that Hitchens and Amis were friends. From Charles McGrath:
    Spending An Afternoon in Christopher Hitchens's Hospital-Room-Turned-Office - NYTimes.com
     
  10. Douger

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    It was the humor.
    And thank you for trying to understand where this was coming from. I appreciate that.
     
  11. thaumaturgy

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    Ahhh, got it. Then indeed it is not too soon. As I would be surprised if Hitchens himself wouldn't fully expect it.

    (And, clearly by definition it wasn't too soon anyway!)
     
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