>Christopher Hitchens and the Beginning of Hope

>Christopher Hitchens, the notorious atheist, is crediting evangelical Francis Collins for providing him with some hope in the treatment of his cancer. Hitchens, who wrote a book titled God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, is dying with esophageal cancer.

Last year Collins wrote an article for The Washington Post titled “Everybody Pray for Hitchens Day.” I have also called Christians to pray for Hitchens.

In an interview, Hitchens said that “he will not convert on his deathbed unless he is ‘very ill’ or ‘half demented, either by drugs or pain where I wouldn’t have control over what I say.'”

Even in Hitchens’ denial we see the beginning of hope.

Read the story here.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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