God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris's recent bestseller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate caseagainst religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made... show more
In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris's recent bestseller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate caseagainst religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science andreason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope's awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetryof the double helix.
Publish date: May 1st 2007
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Pages no: 307
Edition language: English
There is a common thing in all of the anti-God-and-religion books, which is the misunderstanding of some of the major points and ideas in religions, especially Islam. For example, in this book Hitchens says that in Islam, and according to the Koran, apostasy is punishable by death.This is actually w...
The debate made both atheists and Christians happy. The atheists would like Christopher Hitchens and see how he destroyed Dinesh D'Souza. The Christians who are too stupid to comprehend the debate, would take pleasure in the childish insult that Dinesh D'Souza thrown at Christopher Hitchens. I...
Very important book written for those of us who have an open mind and are willing to use reason above faith. It took great courage for Hitchens to publish this, and hat's off to him. Glad to have somebody at least attempt to be straightforward and honest about a topic that has long concerned me.
I really could have done without the music that the audiobook at had the start and end of each chapter. It's not really a big deal in the long run but I've never listened to an audiobook that has music in it that much. This book offers a dark view of religion, unsurprising given the subtitle How ...
To use a metaphor from my religious upbringing, Hitchens preaches to the choir in this one. The whole thing is ranty and, while I share his anger, I recognize that it gets me nowhere. Despite the chapter on religion being child-abuse, I can't imagine this book helping me to protect my children eithe...