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Christopher Hitchens, atheist author, dies

by Brad A. Greenberg

December 15, 2011 | 11:57 pm

Christopher Hitchens, the acclaimed journalist who a few years ago became a face of the evangelical atheist movement, has died. He was 62.

I used to mentioned Hitchens often on this blog—here’s a good one—but it looks like his most recent appearance was in 2010 when he talked about his views on dying in the above video. NPR has more on Hitchens’ life and death:

For years, Hitchens had toured the country debating religious figures about his utter disbelief in the existence of a God. He didn’t waver in the face of his inability to treat his disease. To the very end, whatever the argument joined, Hitchens’ voice was an original.

Read the rest here.

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