Praying for Christopher Hitchens
Should you or shouldn't you? That is the question of the moment at various websites. Sure, why not, if you think it will do either him or you any good. But boasting that you're praying for him? Either that's got to be a humorous tease (see Andrew Sullivan) or a nasty dig (see Cristina Odone). The nasty diggers are obviously lying about praying for Hitchens--or at least they're lying about praying for his health. ("Dear God, Please get rid of Christopher Hitchens as soon as possible. Amen.") The friendly teasers--well, maybe they're right. I'm sure whatever happens next for Hitchens, he isn't going to lose his love of confrontation and irony.