God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

>With his unique 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 by 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 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 empty.

Title:God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780446579803
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  • Oceana2602

    Let me begin this review by telling you that I'm an atheist. In fact, I'm with Douglas Adams in calling myself a "radical atheist", just to make sure that everyone gets the point. Yes, really. It's in...

  • Manny

    There's a debate I keep getting into about the difference between atheism and religious belief: someone claims that atheism is just another faith, and I disagree. This seems like a good place to summa...

  • Bill Kerwin

    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 fi...

  • Lisa

    Witty, fact-based, amusing rant. I laughed out loud many times!I think part of the rage Hitchens encounters derives from the fact that he is funny. If he put on a scholarly, serious tone, and imitated...

  • Books Ring Mah Bell

    I read this months ago and never got around to the review...Simply stated, Hitchens puts into words all the reasons I shy away from organized religion. The prejudices, sexism, the overall foolishness....

  • Melly

    As a fellow Atheist, Mr. Hitchens is preaching to choir, so to speak, in this informative, captivating work in which Hitchens judiciously provides historically documented and personal examples of what...

  • Becky

    Not long ago, I watched a couple of those "How The Universe Works" shows, and it kinda traumatized me. In however many billions of years, the sun is going to die, and slightly before that the Earth wi...

  • Diane

    I'm probably going to court some hateful comments by trying to write a review of this book, but I think Hitch would be proud that I am making the attempt.I have been reading Hitch's work for years, in...

  • Luffy

    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 more lenient rating syste...

  • Abubakar Mehdi

    Since I can't say anything with out being labelled as a 'heretic' or a 'heathen', I will just say this;Not everything, but it does poison a lot of things. And its first victims are Reason and Common s...