Hitchens Diagnosed with Cancer

From The Commonplace Blog: earlier this week Christopher Hitchens canceled a series of speaking engagements.  Hitchens has announced that he is undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer..

Despite my own strong dislike of some of his views and pronouncements, I must join with the blogkeeper at The Commonplace Blog that to lose such a vibrant and integral and challenging voice would be a tremendous loss.  And sneer or not, I will add a prayer for Mr. Hitchens's recovery to my daily round.  I encourage all of my believing friends and readers to do likewise--and those who are not believers, I encourage you to express your solidarity with this unfortunate change in circumstances in whatever ways are most appropriate.

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