Christopher Hitchens is dead.
The atheist who spent his life ridiculing the existence of the Living God has died of cancer.
Now here is the million dollar question that a brother Knight asked of me:
Shall you pray for the repose of the soul of a man who does not even believe in God and the afterlife?
If I'd be the complete blunt about it...I WON'T. It's like praying for Hitler in his dying minutes.
We don't know. He might have a change of heart a few moments before he died.
BUT, would it hurt if you ask for God's mercy on him?
Jesus taught us to pray for our enemies, didn't He?
BUT...Hitchens spent the rest of his life cursing God.
According to our Faith, we know what awaits an unrepentant man.
Quite ironic that he still chose to be named "Christopher", meaning Christ-bearer.
Our priest readers might want to give us a little lesson on this one.