Christopher Hitchens possessed an unparalleled polemical wit. He constantly found himself in the thick of controversy whether it was through his role as devil’s advocate against the canonization of Mother Theresa or his denouncements of Henry Kissinger and Bill Clinton. His provocative notoriety reached its peak with his vitriolic critique of monotheistic religions.
Whether one agrees or disagrees with his position, one must admit he always utilized colourful phraseology. Indeed, we have lost a charismatic public figure. One need not condemn Mr. Hitchens for his anti-theistic positions. The best remedy over such a position, as Mother Theresa’s order has done for Mr. Hitchens is prayer. Mirroring, Jesus’s words: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”