As you likely have already heard Christopher Hitchens, author of God is Not Great, died last week. If you had any doubt of Hitchens’ influence during his lifetime, you can see it very clearly in the tributes to him that are all over the internet. The blog Why Evolution is True has a whole series of posts full of reader tributes to Hitch: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5. Clearly this is a man who touched a lot of lives for the better.
I have to admit, though, that my favorite tribute to Hitchens can be found in the Urban Dictionary thanks to the woman behind the Socratic Mama blog. The word is “hitchling,” and it is defined as “a child void of religious indoctrination who is encouraged to read broadly and to seek the truth unapologetically.”
I plan to resume my Books for Secular Families posts next week. Happy Holidays, everyone!