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Atheists show greater courage in face of death

Published 07/05/2011 | 09:23

Yet another snide pot shot by David Quinn at 'militant' atheists (Comment, May 6) fails to see the glaring contrast between an atheist and believer facing their personal deaths.

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John Paul II faced death, but did so convinced of his god's existence and in everlasting life in a celestial paradise. It takes little courage to face death under such an illusion.

Christopher Hitchens faces death under no such illusions, under the spell of no mythology.

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