God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (Unabridged)
by Christopher Hitchens
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In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris' recent best-seller, 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 view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty of the double helix.
Turned me into a ravening atheist
First of all, this book is enlightening, raucously entertaining, and compelling in every detail of its argument. Second, it is read by the great man himself. I would listen to Mr. Hitchens read the proverbial phone book in that wonderful booze-soaked Oxford accent of his. Made me the venom-spitting anti-religious ball of spleen I am today. A tour de force. Bravo.
A minor detail
Itunes headline should begin with a lower case g. In any event it's classic Hitch. His prose have only gotten better over the years and his book does make a good case. I only wish the print version had more footnotes. Hitchens' reading is as enthralling as expected and could have only been done by him.
god is not great
gives good argument against all the talk of the soon to come end of word in authors own words