God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
Christopher Hitchens, described in the London Observer as “one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time” takes on his biggest subject yet–the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world.
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 case against 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 and reason, 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 symmetry of the double helix.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons EverythingUser Review - Jacob - Goodreads
Great writer, great thinker. However, I often found myself wishing for less anecdote and more data. Read full review
Review: God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons EverythingUser Review - Jason - Goodreads
If one is already a card-carrying Atheist, the arguments against the faith-and-belief in a god are familiar, but well presented. But if one is a questioning believer, Hitchins is a fine Virgil to ... Read full review
One Putting It Mildly
Two Religion Kills
Three A Short Digression on the Pig
Five The Metaphysical Claims of Religion Are False 3