Christopher Hitchens died

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Figures British atheist, Christopher Hitchens, died Thursday at age 62 years. In addition to asking the views of atheists, the deceased also cynical to a number of world leaders, but openly support the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

According to news agency Reuters, which quoted the magazine Vanity Fair, Hitchens has died after suffering from pneumonia, a complication of esophageal cancer. Known as a heavy smoker and drinker, Hitchens promotion last year to shorten the latest book titled "Hitch 22" of having to undergo chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer.

Hitchens openly admitted to not believe in God and the role of religion in bringing goodness. In his book entitled "God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything" published in 2007, Hitchens criticize religions leading to an atheist viewpoint.

In his book, he argues that religion is the source of all tyranny. By presenting some examples, Hitchens said that much evil in the world in the name of religion.

"I am very confident that the mother of all the hatred in the world is religion, organized religion," writes Hitchens a while after the tragedy of 11 September 2001 in the United States.

In his other books, "No One Left to Lie to," Hitchens called President Clinton a "rapist" and "madman." Hitchens regarded fighters late humanitarian, Mother Teresa, as "a fanatical Albanian dwarf."

Knowing he suffered from cancer, the author of 25 books that just make it as a joke. "I am now a member of the elite cancer. I even despise those whose cancer was lower," Hitchens said in an interview on CBS television station March 6, 2011.