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Forum:Christopher Hitchens' deathbed conversion? Joke?
It's a joke right? Because there are other articles like this, but they seem fake. If it is a joke, it's an unpolite one too I think. I can't believe that one of the most free of freethinkers could do so. — Unsigned, by: Gianga23 / talk / contribs
- Yes, it is certainly a joke. Look at that website: it's all parody news, just like The Onion. Reckless Noise Symphony (talk) 10:48, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
- Second paragraph:
- Hitchens, known for antitheist books and an excellent command of the english language, became seriously ill after eating a piece of toast containing an image of the Virgin Mary. "The silliness of it all was rather overwhelming so I bought it on eBay and ate it," Hitchens explained to a fellow patient, who later admitted to being an undercover reporter from Interior Design Magazine. "Unfortunately, too many people had handled the crusty relic and within a few hours I was retching. A week later I'm at death's door from the not so miraculous toast.
- You really had to ask if it's fake?--RationalViki (talk) 13:28, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
- You shouldn't blame yourself. The headline is shameless clickbait designed to spread on Facebook like gonorrhea in a brothel for a temporary spike in the site's ad revenue. Just about every fake news site aside from the Onion is actively toxic to the Internet. *Asterisk* (talk) 19:42, 29 June 2014 (UTC)