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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    Well it's not like he himself was above such actions. He obtained a reputation for knee-jerking the dead at times.
    Yeah, sort of thing he probably found difficult to do when the old throat cancer took hold, what about that huh?

    I think he's probably in Kamtellar if he's gone anywere. Maybe he got his wish and just ceased to be.
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    This movie actually looks rather intriguing...

    "I trust what you are doing though…I just see it a little differently.
    I don’t see it as you stepping away from the fire. I see it as the fire directing your course.
    No matter how airy or earthy or watery you become... to many of us you will always be...a super nova."

    "Behind these gates of seeming warmth sits, loosely chained, a fierce attack dog. Perhaps not crazy, but dangerous"

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    such chutzpah. love reading his prose.

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    Lord count the ways I love this man:

    "I trust what you are doing though…I just see it a little differently.
    I don’t see it as you stepping away from the fire. I see it as the fire directing your course.
    No matter how airy or earthy or watery you become... to many of us you will always be...a super nova."

    "Behind these gates of seeming warmth sits, loosely chained, a fierce attack dog. Perhaps not crazy, but dangerous"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefeater View Post
    What's interesting though is that in the article I posted above it seemed clear that Hitchens was concerned that he would repent.
    That was the first step. The next one is: He may have repented. Then: Eventually, in the moment of truth, he let down the walls of cynicism and accepted Jesus into his heart.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    I found this interesting.
    I think he is talking about this conversation:

    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DKhc1pcDFM"]Four Horsemen #1[/YOUTUBE]
    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaeJf-Yia3A"]Four Horsemen #2[/YOUTUBE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    That was the first step. The next one is: He may have repented. Then: Eventually, in the moment of truth, he let down the walls of cynicism and accepted Jesus into his heart.
    Perhaps, but according to Hitchens if it did happen he obviously would have been out of his mind. No matter what happened there is no place for Christians to condemn him.

    Ftr, I don't believe people "invite Jesus into their heart." I believing that phrasing results from a misunderstanding of a brief passage passage in revelations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefeater View Post
    Ftr, I don't believe people "invite Jesus into their heart." I believing that phrasing results from a misunderstanding of a brief passage passage in revelations.
    Yeah, the heart is really too small a place for a whole man to fit into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntrovertedThinker View Post
    He was a prominent and very powerful voice of reason (along with a few other very respectable atheists). Sources say he never once "repented" or "asked for forgiveness" before death. I highly admire that. The intellectual resolve to stick to one's principles even in the face of death is very honorable. Some may now make stupid comments, like "He's now in hell burning for living a wicked atheist lifestyle," but they're ultimately morons to be ignored. And when I am on my death bed, I'll still have a few negative things to say about religion/God -- I'll just mostly dislike the fact that my ONE life is ending.
    Fred Phelps did that when George Carlin died. Look up "George Carlin is now in hell" and set aside some tissues to weep for humanity.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    None of the religious people who've commented in this thread have said he's burning in hell.
    If only every man of faith on the internet were like you, Peguy... If only.
    Tentative typing: ISFJ 6w5 or 9w1 (Sp/S[?]).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefeater View Post
    Ftr, I don't believe people "invite Jesus into their heart." I believing that phrasing results from a misunderstanding of a brief passage passage in revelations.
    Isn't that just another term for acknowledgment of sin and repentance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viridian View Post
    Fred Phelps did that when George Carlin died. Look up "George Carlin is now in hell" and set aside some tissues to weep for humanity.
    Thanks for bringing that up. That's the very example I had in mind when I wrote that statement... haha

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