God Is Not Great
How Religion Poisons Everything
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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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Our favorite Vanity Fair author takes the ballsy approach once more, delivering an all-out attack on all aspects of religion. Wether you're a believer or an atheist, you shall enjoy every line of every paragraph in this book, as it is delivered in such a way that would make Hippocrates himself feel jealous.
A well deserved 5 stars.
Hopefully this perfectly written "call to arms", if you will, can have the intended effect of making the logical argument of religion's poisonous stranglehold on impressionable cultures shine in the limelight. Without pulling punches Hitchens gives real-world, real-time, and real-applicable examples of how horrifying religion can be. A must read
Do not attempt to casually read this book. The autopilot mode of reading that usually guides me through books was ineffective here, this is a book that requires you to think. Skillfully woven content that never insulted my intelligence nor displayed linguistic snobbery kept me in entertained from beginning to end.
Updated from the print version, on the iPad people smile at me when reading this book in public. ( which is bittersweet )