The "we" in "we could be redeemed" is "mankind". Now, I need to clarify that I don't believe the man died for us. That's the claim religious people make. That he died for "us" all, to redeem us, except, of course, that he won't redeem but destroy anyone who dares to disagree with him or doubt his existence.
Jesus did not die for all humanity. He died for the elect. This point is a point of much contention within Christianity. Further, eternal hell designated for unbelievers is not based on daring to "disagree" or "doubt [of] his existence." It is based on whose soteriological work a person is trusting in, Jesus' or his/her's.
Are you praying for Hitchen's health, or just for God to reveal his presence?
Both, but my primary prayer is for Hitchens' eternal soul.
Hitchins is an intelligent, well informed and clear thinking commentator. Many of his observations are devastating to the smug, self-assured religious apologists who dare to debate with him.
This is utterly laughable. Hitchens relies more on his accent (which naive American atheists seem to genuflect at), and pithy illogical and philosphically ignorant tripe than actual logical arguments.
Did you read or hear about his brother Peter's book?
"The Rage Against God" (subtitle in US editions: How Atheism Led Me to Faith)
I saw this the other day at the bookstore, however, my reading list is pretty full. I am currently reading The Last Superstition by Edward Feser, which is a very sound philosophical refutation of the "Four Horsemen of Atheism".