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doc õ God is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything ✓ Christopher Hitchens

doc õ God is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything ✓ Christopher Hitchens Science and reason a realm in which hope and wonder can be found through a strand of DNA or a gaze through the Hubble Telescope As Hitchens sees it you needn't get the blues once you discover the heavens are empt Having read the book some time before the author died and having written a review but not on this site I'm at a loss to comprehend now what went wrong with this book I had a lenient rating system at the time I read this book Now I'd have given this book a 25 which I just have There is too much focus on current terrorist acts and while in theory it's not a bad idea I did found such parts muddling and boring Respect to Hitchens though and RIP

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doc õ God is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything ☆ Hardcover ☆ christopher hitchens ☆ With his uniue brand of erudition and wit Hitchens describes the ways in which religion is man made God did not make us he says We made God He explains the ways in which reli With his uniue brand of erudition and wit Hitchens describes the ways in which religion is man made God did not make us he says We made God He explains the ways in which religion is immoral We damage our children A wicked witty condemnation of all things religious As a person of faith I find that Hitchens often sounds like a blind man ridiculing the value of Rembrandt and Van Gogh But he is particularly fine on the noxious ways in which religion intersects with the most murderous forms of politics And of course as is always the case with Hitchens the book is witty and well writtenAs a reader of the Nation for over a uarter of a century I enjoyed Christopher Hitchens political analysis and righteous invective for many years I always thought he was at his best when he attacked specific individuals for their public positions and private failings and his refusal like the best 18th century satirists to draw any line between the two I relished his take downs of Bob Hope Mel Gibson Michael Moore and the Dalai Lama and thought some of his best work was contained in his book length tirades against Bill Clinton Henry Kissinger and Mother Teresa the latter book distinguished by its outrageous title The Missionary PositionHitchens was outraged whenever he observed public figures overly praised for their few good deeds excused for their corrupt habitual practices and lauded for their wrong headed opinions He summoned every fact and argument fair or unfair in the service of his elouent and venomous pen fashioned an image of himself as a champion of truth and in so doing produced satire of a uality perhaps not seen since the days of Swift and Pope a uarter of a millennium agoUnfortunately Hitchens chooses to apply the same old formula in this attack on the Great Jehovah and for once he is out of his depth It is not so much that he lacks knowledge although his grasp of theological controversy is much weaker than his grip on practical politics but that he chooses to take God to task in much the same way he formerly used to criticize Jerry Falwell and Jesse Helms God may very well be a person as the orthodox Christian theologians maintain but if so he is not a person in the precisely same sense for example that George Galloway and Cindy Sheehan are personsIn attacking God himself in this way Hitchens reveals his own pettiness appearing less like a great moralist and like a peevish gadfly It is a pity too for many of the great religious crimes he chronicles would constitute in some other book a devastating condemnation of organized religion itselfNow if Hitch would have instead written a book about Bin Laden or Pat Robertson or about John Paul II or Benedict XVI what an excellent polemic it might have been

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God is Not Great How Religion Poisons EverythingBy indoctrinating them It is a cause of sexual repression violence and ignorance It is a distortion of our origins and the cosmos In the place of religion Hitchens offers the promise of a new enlightenment through I read this months ago and never got around to the reviewSimply stated Hitchens puts into words all the reasons I shy away from organized religion The prejudices sexism the overall foolishness At the same time he seems oblivious to the fact that there are religious people out there doing great things; feeding the hungry clothing the poor building for the homeless Hey Hitchens I get that you are atheist That's fine but knock that chip off your shoulder already Belief that decent religious people exist does not mean you have to agree with them or believe in their GodMr Hitchens may I suggest a few new titles for your book? Try God Can Be Great But Freaks Poison Religion or How Jerks Screw Up Religion