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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Whether you're a lifelong believer, a devout atheist, or someone who remains uncertain about the role of religion in our lives, this insightful manifesto will engage you with its provocative ideas.

With a close and studied reading of the major religious texts, Christopher Hitchens 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.

In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris's The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion.

 

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Arguments presented for the humanist case, the need to confront our comfortable consensus that religious beliefs should be respected, a respect that sometimes rubs up against legal rights of the individual. Read full review

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I'm sure I'm not alone in being one of those Christians who enjoyed Hitchens. I liked his style, candor, pugnacity. What a fun and rewarding evening it might have been to sit down and match wits, and ... Read full review

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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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