The Day Christopher Hitchens Met His Maker


The Day Christopher Hitchens Met His Maker


Over the last score of years Americans have been exposed to the virulent anti-Christian writings and televised interviews of Christopher Hitchens, archenemy of Jehovah.  On December 16, 2011, Mr. Hitchens breathed his last breath. He died of esophageal cancer.  When diagnosed with cancer, he “insisted he had not revised his position on atheism.”


The Wall Street Journal described Hitches as “an old-fashioned sensualist who abstained from clean living.”   He was proud of his lifetime of “heavy smoking and drinking.” He was a “militant humanist” who never tired of making war against God, Christ, Christianity, the Bible churches and Christians.  Well did Francis Bacon write, “Atheism is rather in the life than in the heart of man.” Plato was more direct. He wrote, “Atheism is a disease of the soul, before it becomes an error of the understanding.”


Mr. Hitchens’ most famous book was “God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.”  He dismissed “the idea of an all-seeing God with contempt.”

He likened God to a “celestial dictatorship.”  His anti-Christian venom made his a favorite for interviews by liberal television hosts. He was a Marxist of the Trostskyite school.  (The above information was gathered from the many tributes to Mr. Hitchens, found on the Internet).


When death claimed him, Mr. Hitchens opened his eyes in a place where departed spirits await their resurrection and judgement (Luke 16:19-31).

Those who have read the account cited by Luke know that only two possibilities await the departed spirit.  Either it will rest with Abraham, the father of the faithful (Gal. 3:9) or will suffer with sinners and the enemies of God in “torment.”


A few days before this atheist’s death, I had written the following lines:


A Memorial for a Deceased Atheist


“John Jabusky*  ceased to live on Dec. 1, 2011.  He was a devout atheist.

Mr. Jabusky was descended from a long line of distinguished hairy anthropoids who traced their origin to a soupy pond in northern Africa.. He lived a life without meaning or purpose, devoting his time and energy to fighting against the invisible Supreme Being  in whom he did not believe. Till the end, the scorned the ideas of life after death, judgement and eternal rewards and punishment.


The Reverend Doctor, Timothy Denial,* pastor of the Second Humanist Church delivered his eulogy.  He expressed the hope of the family that the deceased had ceased to exist. Should there happen to be a God, they hoped he will have mercy on their departed loved one and grant him eternal peace.


Both John Jabusky* and Christopher Hitchens  fought God and lost. They join a long list of unbelievers who learned too late that, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God” (Ps. 14:1).  As Hugh Miller rightly observed, “Atheism is the death of hope, the suicide of the soul.” 

* The names marked by * are fictitious.

John Waddey (Fortify Your Faith)




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