“Heaven is not a place for those who are afraid of Hell; it’s a place for those who love God.”
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During his lifetime, world-renowned atheist Christopher Hitchens published several books denying the existence of God and the legitimacy of (any) faith. His unique, and somewhat comical, theories – which attracted a large following – dismissed the possibility of an afterlife, altogether.
And on December 15, 2011, he finally got the chance to test his theories, when he died of cancer.
On Sunday, October 31, 1926, at precisely 1:26pm, a man named Ehrich Weiss died in a hospital room in Detroit, Michigan surrounded by his siblings, his wife, and a few medical attendants. The world gasped when they heard the news because they knew this man by a different name: Harry Houdini.
But most wondered if death could hold him; for years, Houdini boasted of a plan to cheat the grave.