I have been advised by my physician that I must undergo a course of chemotherapy on my esophagus. This advice seems persuasive to me. I regret having had to cancel so many engagements at such short notice.
"I pray that Mr. Hitchens will get the revelation that God IS truly, indeed great. You have a brilliant mind that was created by God, paradoxically (unfortunately) it is a skewed one . This Great God, this same God, has given each and every one of us free will. So Mr. Hitchens, as do I and everyone else reserve the right to believe or not to believe. That is one of the many, countless reasons why God is Great - we can choose Him, or not. God's speed Mr. Hitchens, I pray that God will heal and deliver you from this scourge, cancer. God bless."
I first time I skimmed over this and saw how Gods he put in his comment, I knew it was going to be fun to read.
I heard the news this morning on the Youtube and it shook me; the condition is really nasty, but I hope he'll recover; even if he doesn't, you know what? I would still prefer 60 years of freedom of thinking (Hitchens's style) to 150 years of living under a rock (Christian style).
It is interesting to observe the atheist response to such news as we have learned about C.H.
How much easier to deal with this bit of stomach churning news by saying something about god’s will and turning over the actually caring about someone in CH’s situation to some omnipotent being that we not only can not comprehend but upon whom we can also place the responsibility for caring.
So, what do we do with our shared concern for CH?
Well, abandonment of faith does not mean we’ve abandoned hope. It does not mean we abandon respect and love for this guy. It does not mean we deny the deep human feelings of empathy that we are capable of, or the belief that CH can get a feeling for our collective hurt, our broken hearts.
It is nice to think that, together, we can make things better for CH. And, really, there is no reason to think that we can’t.
Nothing wrong with sharing the strength of our positive thoughts.
Get Well CH.