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I don't think souls or bodies can be changed by incantation.


 

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There is nothing profound to be said about death, and Hitchens seems to be one of the few that know this, although even now he reassuringly maintains his verbosity. Let us hope that mortality is further from him than the circumstances make it appear.

The hair loss always makes it look worse than it might be, but it's the story of waking up with heart and lung trouble that makes me worry.

Nothing profound? If mortality isn't profound then what do you label profound?

The very nature of our existance is at stake.

If mortality isn't profound...

In terms of "profound" subject matter, the end of life strikes me as somewhat overused. Culturally, we kind of had that ground fully covered with the whole "Alas, poor Yorick!" thing back in the 1500's.

I also meant death itself, not anything that encompasses more than just the end of the human lifespan, such as the term "mortality" might imply. Our constant progression towards death is a part of life, after all.

PS. Skulls are still pretty cool, though.

I want to get that Vodka that is sold in a glass skull

The sentiment of my original post was also that there is nothing "bittersweet" about death: from an atheistic standpoint, it simply means that one's time is up. There's not much to be said about it that one isn't already painfully aware of.

I hear what you are saying.

But I think there is alot about death that is pretty straight forward, I think there is enough mystery and mixed emotions that it will never be dull.

On a side note I want to reach out to Bill Maher and see if he can convince Hitchens to do a pearly gate sketch.

This is a great follow-up to his article "Topic of Cancer" that you linked before.

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