Christopher Hitchens is dying of cancer. He says five years, maybe. If he is as bad as he says, I would suspect less. Christian groups are praying for him—a few misguided ones for him to suffer and burn in hell, most however for his recovery and salvation. He is most at pains on this subject of prayer to assure us he will make no death bed conversion while he remains in control of his faculties. If there is a death bed conversion, the emaciated, drugged, or demented figure that does so will long since not have been him anymore.

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