You’ve got less than an hour from the time I’ve posted this to tune in to CNN.
It was a very short interview, but Hitchens was clear: the only way there will be a deathbed conversion is if he’s rendered irrational and babbling with pain, and concedes that the person who dies could very well be someone very different from the living Hitch. But while he’s lucid, he’s adamant: he doesn’t believe in gods at all.
It is a relevant point, though, that the ghouls of Christianity do rely on catching their prey in the weakest, most desperate, most damaged point in people’s lives, when they’re at their least rational.
There is no pride or honor in a deathbed conversion. Christians revel in them because they are shameless and dishonorable.