I suppose misotheists were expecting Christians to dance on the grave of Christopher Hitchens. Gloat over his demise. Pen gleeful obits.
After all, Christians are haters. That’s the stereotype.
Ironically, the truth is nearly opposite of that self-congratulatory cliché. For the Christian obits I read were respectful.
By contrast, if you want to find vindictive obits, just read what some of his fellow infidels have to say:
Atheism is terribly unforgiving. Remarkably intolerant.
And that makes sense. If this life is all there is, then all that matters is what you did in this life. That’s indelible. Irrevocable.
And there’s no vicarious atonement or penal substitution. No one can expiate or propitiate your offenses in your place.
When Hitchens transgressed liberal pieties, that was unforgivable. And I say that literally, not hyperbolically. Infidels will never forgive him for his trespasses. There’s nothing he could ever do in this life to redeem himself. His record stands forever stained in their judgmental eyes.