National Pray for Hitchens Day

Read this article about reknown New Atheist Chrsitopher Hitchens.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/09/20/atheist-christopher-hitchens-skip-prayer-day-honor/

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Mr. Hitchens is in advanced stages of cancer. In this article he talks about a religious friend of his who sponsors today, Sept 20th, as “National Pray for Hitchens Day” concerning his illness. In the article, Mr. Hitchens doesn’t accept religion but allows people to pray on his behalf. I find this encouraging and it speaks well of him. It shows that he is not a militant atheist like some of his other collegues such as Dawkins. I have debated atheists who would be violently opposed to even offering a prayer for them when they are sick.

While I still oppose his views and hope for Mr. Hitchens conversion some day, I also offer my prayers for his good health and for strength to his family during this time of trial.

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  1. “I have debated atheists who would be violently opposed to even offering a prayer for them when they are sick.”

    I dare say that Hitchens would be violently opposed if, say, his doctors decided to pray instead of doing their jobs.

    As prayer seems to do nothing except make the person doing the praying feel better, why would Hitchens care?

    • Who said anything about praying and doing nothing else? I think even I, a Christian, would be opposed to that. That is not in question here. The fact that some of the more militant aethiest would rip my throat out rather than let me pray for them, and Mr. Hitchens would allow this adds respect for im in my book. Therefore, I will offer a prayer today for him and his family.


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