The news that Christopher Hitchens has died is particularly sad. I cite him as an illustration of a bad way to die on my forthcoming book on that subject, for it seems that he kept his atheism all the way to the end. I’m sure I would have enjoyed knowing him. It’s tragic–and that is too light a word–that he apparently didn’t join his brother in believing in Jesus. Today’s N.Y. Times has an article on his life and death.
Update: Doug Wilson has written a powerful essay on his friendship with Hitchens.