One wonders if Christopher Hitchens
, the fierce-witted writer and devout atheist, had a big "oh shit" moment on Dec. 15 after he breathed his last, having succumbed to complications from esophageal cancer at the age of 62.
Regardless, his words will live on in countless essays and books, including the atheist-edifying bestseller "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything".
And for time being, Hitchens himself has been resurrected in Orange County
, on a new Midway City
billboard featuring a phrase attributed to him: "what can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence."
The Backyard Skeptics
are sponsoring the billboard
, which is up at the American Legion
parking lot, 14582 Beach Blvd, about 3 miles south of the 22 Freeway