god is notgreat by Christopher Hitchens. Contents. One - Putting It Mildly. Two - Religion Kills. Three - A Short Digression on the Pig; or, Why Heaven. 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. This content was uploaded by our users and we assume good faith they have the permission to share this book. If you own the copyright to this book and it is.
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Faith is the best antidote to utopianism, dismissing the dangerous idea of earthly perfection, discouraging people from acting as if they were God, encouraging people to act in the belief that there is a God and an ordered, purposeful universe, governed by an unalterable law.
Are Conflicts fought in the name of religion conflicts about religion? Are Atheist states not actually Atheist? Even those unconvinced or Even though the authors set the benchmark for sibling rivalry, their books prove there is something special about them. Both are restless romantics, enemies of cosy consensus, original minds - and products of an education system that wanted all children to be cultured and questioning.
Sep 16, Oceana rated it did not like it Recommends it for: religious radicals.
I'm sure they find common ground with the author. Recommended to Oceana by: the media Shelves: male-writers , , english , atheism 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 my profile. So my opinion about this book really has nothing to do with my personal convictions.
Well, not my personal religious convictions, of which there are none. It has everything to do with my personal convictions as an atheist. And as an atheist, I'm offended by this book. Hitchens is not, and Let me begin this review by telling you that I'm an atheist. Hitchens is not, and I quote from the numerous book reviews so helpfully printed on the first few pages of my paperback copy,"witty, impressive, entertaining, funny, challenging" or, GOD forbid pardon the pun , "excellent".
He is not even polemical, since that would require some factual discussion. He is simply inflammatory. Hitchens bashes religion in pages, complete with references and an index.
I guess that way he can pretend that his "work" has some academic value. Now, the book is called "God is not great - How Religion poisons everything". What the hell did she expect this to be, you will probably ask.
Let me tell you. I expected this to be a serious, well presented argument of why the world would be better off without religion.
Peter's book reads as if Cardinal Newman were reflecting on life after battle-scarred years as a foreign correspondent, while Christopher's book, if it were a thoroughbred horse, would be by George Orwell out of Kingsley Amis. I can think of no better pair of books for Christmas reflection.
As Peter Hitchens observes, God offers authoritative moral laws, and judgement upon those who knowingly break them. How can one not enjoy a book that informs the reader that Kim il Sung was not only the "Great Leader" who created the prison state of North Korea, but also a protestant - and an accomplished church organist?
They feared the constraints of their parents' lifestyle - post-war rationing coupled to the limitations of life in the suburbs. As we face the General Election, this is perhaps the most important reason for reading it.