A New Battle For Christopher Hitchens

I am startled, and terribly sorry, to hear that Christopher Hitchens appears to have esophageal cancer. Story here.


  1. Frederik Von smellsburg says

    God wins again.

    Posted June 30, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Real praiseworthy.

    Posted July 1, 2010 at 12:24 am | Permalink
  3. JK says


    Well maybe not – speakers up. Of course I recognize this’s made it to Google – but I’m searching my archives.

    Chris’ll like his.

    Posted July 1, 2010 at 12:52 am | Permalink
  4. bob koepp says

    I am sorry to hear this, and just hope the cancer was detected very, very early. Esophogeal cancer is nasty, and prone to metastases. One thing we can be sure of, Hitchens isn’t banking on a miraculous cure…

    Posted July 1, 2010 at 9:13 am | Permalink
  5. Frederik Von smellsburg says

    I shouldn’t have written that. But it is ironic that the guy who talks bad about God gets a form of mouth cancer.

    A lot of people become religious when something bad happens to them. I wonder if this will turn him to God? Wouldn’t that be something.

    Posted July 1, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Permalink
  6. bob koepp says

    I’m afraid irony is lost on me, since most of the people who develop esophageal (and other) cancers are believers.

    Posted July 1, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Permalink
  7. jeanie desiree oliver says

    How sad! He so brilliantly expresses his viewpoints.
    Also, how illogical to think that some being somewhere looked down and struck this person with a cancer lightning bolt.

    Posted July 1, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Permalink
  8. Frederik Von smellsburg says

    illogical? God has been using fear of plagues to keep us heathens in line since day 1.

    Posted July 1, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

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