You have heard the sad news that Christopher Hitchens has been diagnosed with cancer?
How does a real religion of peace, and love, respond to its critics?
We must show love to Hitchens and pray for him. Would he want our prayers? Well his attitude might be that of one of his followers who commented on his cancer announcement:
“Spit in the eye of the religious and get well!” – Chris Phillips
I hate to break it to Chris and Christopher, but getting well won’t be spitting in our eyes. It’ll give us reason to praise God. Why? Because we are going to pray that you do get well. We’re going to pray that you recover and that through your rough journey ahead, the light of truth and faith will beam in your heart.
And I personally will pray that as Hitchens suffers in his battle, that he will look to the One who suffered for Him. I pray he gets a glimpse of the One who came to save us from our disease of sin and who one day will return to end all pain, all tears, and all cancer. My mother is with that One now, and I hope Christopher gets to meet both of them one day.
Or an alternative viewpoint:
radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam