Originally Posted by Higgins
I am not really sure how I would feel about a deathbed confessional from Hitchens (or any of the 'Four Horsemen' for that matter). I mean he has done more for atheists than most others preaching on how terrible Christianity is and all. How would you feel if at the end of the day he gained acceptance into heaven just because he had a deathbed confessional even with all the terrible things he has said? But alas, I do not know the will of God, so it could be in His divine plan.
So true, if I was God I wouldn't accept a conversion. But God is much more merciful than me. Remember the conversion must be heartfelt and not out of fear at the last moment. We wouldn't want him wandering around heaven telling everyone it's an illusion or something.