Gone too soon. A tireless supporter of human rights and a fighter of dogma under any guise.
I will forever be grateful for the impact he has had on my life and the lives of so many others. His writings, his speeches, his courage, his humor, his mockery, his courtesy, his unapologetic tone in opposition to the insanity of this world... they were empowering.
Hitch showed me that superstition could be challenged without fear, that people can see their own blip of an existence and still be filled with gratitude and awe, and that life is too short to surrender any opportunity to fight for our convictions.
It's a heartbreaking day, but for the life and influence of Christopher Hitchens, I am thankful.