Hitch had more wit and style than a few civilisations that I could name! -- Sam Harris.
The role might be one like that of Paul in the New Testament - not there at the beginning but amazingly influential in the progress of his cause.
Who might we have on the candidates list?
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These are the names that I could suggest, listed in strict alphabetical surname order (although not in the same order in this picture). All of these people have strengths as great as Hitch's, albeit in different areas.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dan Barker, Peter Boghossian, Jerry Coyne, Brian Dalton (Mr Deity), Matt Dillahunty, Sean Faircloth, Penn Jillette, A C Grayling, Paula Kirby, Lawrence Krauss, Pee Zee Myers, Maryam Namazie, Steve Novella, Aron Ra, James Randi, Michael Schermer, Eugenie Scott, Victor Stenger, Neil deGrasse Tyson.
I'm sure there are many others. Add your suggestions in the comments, which are allowed to be anonymous if you prefer.
Small note: Nobody called Rebecca is on the list!
Introduction: Elect the fourth horseman - some candidates!
Initial results of the responses: Boghossian leads by a mile!
Some of Boghossian's work summarised: Pretending to know things that you don't know!
And one from yesterday: Could anyone ever replace Hitch?