Scenes snapped from the pageant of life: Cancer-plagued Christopher Hitchens turns to … a Christian doctor, and you’ll never guess …
|March 27, 2011||Posted by O'Leary under Atheism, Christian Darwinism, Religion|
My friend, Five Feet of Fury and aptly so named, comments on a recent turn of events in Christopher Hitchens’ struggle with cancer (March 26th, 2011):
It never frickin’ fails: ‘Atheist Christopher Hitchens turns to evangelical Christian doctor in his fight against cancer’Oh yeah, we’re all so stupid and backward. Yep. Retards. Totally.
Atheists all come crying to us, one way or the other, eventually.
Genome mapper Francis Collins is the doctor she is referring to. He is also founder of anti-ID think tank Biologos. From the Daily Mail:
The last person you might expect Christopher Hitchens, one of the world’s best known atheists, to turn to for help would be an evangelical Christian.But a highly religious doctor might be the only individual who can help the author and journalist who is suffering from cancer.
Dr Francis Collins, the former director of the National Human Genome Research Project was one part of the team which developed techniques to map out the entire human DNA make-up is using Hitchens as a guinea pig for a new treatment.
– Simon Neville, “Atheist Christopher Hitchens turns to evangelical Christian doctor in his fight against cancer”, Daily Mail (26 March 2011)
Well, I wonder how this will turn out.
Kathy thinks Collins should be a Catholic, but people like Kathy tend to assume that all serious Christians are Catholics now, whether they realize it or not. It saves conceptual work. See, I told you she was aptly named. You just weren’t listening.
Anyway: The last I paid much attention to Hitch was his savage attack on, of all people, Mother Theresa, who, if still alive, would be a centenarian almost, and likely to get up from her own sickbed to attend to his, if not prevented.
It’s a very early tradition among Christians to do this. The first Christian did it.
Well, we must all wish Hitchens the best, even if the only result of his full recovery is further streams of invective against the very do-gooders who would pay attention to him now.
While we’re here anyway, didn’t Bill Dembski debate Christopher Hitchens recently?