God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

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Allen & Unwin, 2013 - Religion - 307 pages
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'This is easily the most impressive of the present crop of atheistic and anti-theistic books: clever, broad, witty and brilliantly argued.' - Sydney Morning Herald .

Christopher Hitchens has been hailed as 'one of the most brilliant journalists of our time' (UK Observer ). Here he makes the ultimate case against organised religion.

In God is Not Great , Hitchen tweezes through the major religious texts with forensic shrewdness. With chapters entitled Religion Kills', and Is Religion Child Abuse?', he fearlessly argues for a secular life based on science and reason, tarring religion as man-made wish-thinking. He documents the ways in which religion is a cause of dangerous sexual repression and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos; in Hitchen's vision, hell is replaced by the Hubble telescope's view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the double helix. Principally, Hitchens argues that the concept of an omniscient God has profoundly damaged humanity, and proposes that the world might be a great deal better off without 'Him'.

'If you are a religious apologist invited to debate with Christopher Hitchens, decline.' - Richard Dawkins.

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Exemplary English and writing style. - Flipkart
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Hitchens is smart and witty--and he is taking on one of the most controversial issues: Religion. Hitchen's point is simple: religion is bad, it makes people do bad things. There are people who do good ... Read full review

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I'm probably going to court some hateful comments by trying to write a review of this book, but I think Hitch would be proud that I am making the attempt. I have been reading Hitch's work for years ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011), 'one of the most prolific, and well as brilliant, journalists of our time' (Observer), was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a visiting professor of liberal studies at the New School in New York. The most recent of his numerous books are the international bestsellers God is Not Great, Hitch-22 and Arguably.

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