God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

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Grand Central Publishing, May 1, 2007 - Religion - 320 pages
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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.
 

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This book feels like it's at odds with itself. Its author seems to have both great respect for religion and yet utter disdain and even disgust for it. I suppose that's part of the trouble of living in ... Read full review

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description 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 ... Read full review

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Contents

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Religion Kills
A Short Digression on the Pig or Why Heaven Hates
The Metaphysical Claims of Religion Are False
Arguments from Design
Revelation The Nightmare of the Old Testament
The New Testament Exceeds the Evil of the Old
The Koran Is Borrowed from Both Jewish and Christian Myths
The Tawdriness of the Miraculous and the Decline of Hell
The Lowly Stamp of Their Origin Religions Corrupt
Secularism
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Chistopher Hitchens is a widely published polemicist and frequent radio and TV commentator. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a visiting professor of liberal studies at the New School in New York.

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