I am neither dismayed nor disappointed at the demise of the celebrated journalist, debater and rabid atheistic wit Christopher Hitchens.
I appreciated his neo-conservative conversion, a conviction which prompted him to support the United State's war with Islamo-Fascism. His erudition in subjects literary and political was stirring and enervating, refreshing and riveting.
I especially welcomed his biting criticism of the faux-faithful Mother Teresa, a charity charlatan whose efforts in Calcutta will forever be undermined by her dedication to poverty, not the poor; her crass pandering to dictators and media elites for quick cash donations; and her bold forays into California medical clinics while her many convents to India's down and out suffered the most despicable deprivation. His penetrating indictment of this secularized icon was effervescent and effective.
Nevertheless, to claim that this half-Jewish journalist was a "shtarker" is hollow praise at best. Hitchens' unrepentant atheism exposed the fundamental folly of this otherwise brilliant man.
Beloved King David denounces Hitchens and the world for the true wisdom which they sorely lack:
"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God." (Psalm 14:1)
His wise son King Solomon concurred:
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction." (Proverbs 1:7)
These two eternal truths have withstood and surpassed the human wisdom of the ages. Therefore, we can only declare that Christopher Hitchens was just one more tipsh ("fool" in Yiddish) , although a very acerbic and informative one.