In Christopher Hitchens’ Wake : New Essay

My latest essay is up over at An American Atheist : In Christopher Hitchen’s Wake : Reflections on Cancer and Losing My Religion.

I nearly died of cancer five years ago, so when I heard the news that Christopher Hitchens was facing esophageal cancer in early 2010, it struck one hell of a nerve. I was on my way out of Christianity at the time and had only just discovered the polemical pundit a few months earlier. I found him compelling, well-read and debonair, brilliant and, when needed, rather scathing. Now, it looked like the beginning of my non-religious road may coincide with the end of his.

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