Christopher hitchens has been hailed as one of the most brilliant journalists of our time' (london observer) here he makes the ultimate case against organised religion with a detailed reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of. Synopsis hitchens takes on his biggest subject yet--the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world with insight and wit, he describes the ways in which religion is man-made, immoral, and repressive and argues for a new enlightenment through science and reason. My favorite part of the book is the last third by that time hitchens has made his arguments about how religion poisons everything and is now rebutting the best intellectual arguments against his thesis. Hitchens says, unlike belief in other nonexistent entities (such as unicorns), belief in god “poisons everything”—from politics to sexuality to art to education and beyond he offers a litany of evils committed in the names of various religions, but his main targets are christianity and islam. Click to read more about god is not great : how religion poisons everything by christopher hitchens librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers all about god is not great : how religion poisons everything by christopher hitchens.
God is not great: how religion poisons everything - kindle edition by christopher hitchens download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading god is not great: how religion poisons everything. God is not great is the ultimate case against religion in a series of acute readings of the major religious texts, christopher hitchens demonstrates the ways in which religion is man-made, dangerously sexually repressive and distorts the very origins of the cosmos. God is not great: how religion poisons everything by christopher hitchens 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.
Christopher hitchens, described in the london observer as one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time takes on his biggest subject yet--the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world in the tradition of bertrand russell's why i am not a christian and sam. But if hitchens were a witness in a trial, a trial to determine whether god is great or not, and whether religion poisons everything or not, and if, after testifying for the prosecution, the. God is not great is a 2007 book by anglo-american author and journalist christopher hitchens, in which he makes a case against organized religionit was originally published in the united kingdom by atlantic books as god is not great: the case against religion and in the united states by twelve as god is not great: how religion poisons everything, but was republished by atlantic books in 2017. Hitchens talking about his book, god is not great, how religion poisons everything. Christopher hitchens, described in the london observer as “one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time” takes on his biggest subject yet–the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world.
Christopher hitchens the author of god is not great: how religion poisons everything uses his own personal experiences with religions and gives us an insight as to why he feels that religion is flawed. Religion poisons everything christopher hitchens (1949-2011) was a columnist for vanity fair and the author, most recently, of arguably , a collection of essays 3. Christopher hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever gathering of the influential voices past and present that have shaped his side of the current (and raging) god/no-god debate.
Christopher hitchens (journalist and author, “god is not great: how religion poisons everything”): i can’t believe there is a thinking person here who does not realize that our species would. God is not great: how religion poisons everything by christopher hitchens description 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. Name an ethical statement or action, made or performed by a person of faith, that could not have been made or performed by a nonbeliever do you agree with the author's assertion in chapter two, religion kills. First dennett, then dawkins and now hitchens: and of these three recent diatribes against religion, christopher hitchens's is the fiercest for him religion is an evil that poisons everything and. This internationally acclaimed, and easily understood, quasi-philosophical evaluation of religion warrants consideration, regardless of one's disposition.
How religion poisons everything by christopher hitchens twelve 307 pp $2499 a century and a half ago pope pius ix published the syllabus of errors, a rhetorical tour de force against the. Christopher hitchens (god is not great: how religion poisons everything) p 4 one must state it plainly religion comes from the period of human prehistory where nobody-not even the mighty democritus who concluded that all matter was made from atoms-had the smallest idea what was going on. A few days after the passing of christopher hitchens, north korea’s ‘dear leader’ kim jong-il also died given that one of the obsessions of the north korean regime is the suppression and eradication of anything religious, and that hitchens championed the view world-wide that it was religion that poisons everything, one might expect that hitchens would be in broad support and agreement.
God is not great: how religion poisons everything by christopher hitchens atlantic books £899 there are a lot of book-buyers spoiling for fights about god these days. By christopher hitchens contents one - putting it mildly 03 two - religion kills 07 not then visited scenes of nature where almost everything was hideously indifferent or hostile to human life, if not life itself religion might not be true, but never mind that, since it can be relied upon for comfort how contemptible. The reason, i think, is that hitchens is looking for ammunition to throw at religion as to disprove any and all religious tenets after exploring the bad effects of belief in religion, hitchens next briefly delves into theological truth claims and reflects on the origins of religious belief. 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 caseagainst religion with a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made.
Christopher hitchens’s 2007 book god is not great: how religion poisons everything has made him arguably the nation’s most notorious atheist already renowned as a political columnist for vanity fair, slate, and other magazines and known for his frequent punditry on the political tv circuit, hitchens’s barbed manifesto against religion has earned him debates across the country, often.