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God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything | Paperback

Released on 08 September 2007

Author: Christopher Hitchens | Format: Paperback

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Demonstrates the ways in which religion is man-made, dangerously sexually repressive and distorts the very origins of the cosmos. This book argues that the concept of an omniscient God has profoundly damaged humanity, and proposes that the world might be a great deal better off without 'him'.

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 Average rating (3 reviews)

 A book for those who think

| | See all Gottistscheiss's reviews (2)

This book should be read by everyone who is a rational, thinking human being. It outlines the obscenity that is religion in all its forms and removes the veil of respectability that religions try to cloak themselves in. It reveals how the "Good Books" of Christianity and Islam are nothing more than man-made fabrications full of contradictions, incitement to murder, rape and child abuse. Read this if you are agnostic, but most certainly read it if you have any belief in a god at all. It will open your eyes and, more importantly, YOUR MIND!"!

 Genius

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This book is so well written, even the pope himself would have difficulty trying to argue with Mr Hitchens.
If you've come as far as this, just buy it.

 A well written, intelligent book... with one fault.

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First off, I am a Christian and I'm not ashamed of it.

Secondly, despite this I found this book to be very impressive, well written, well organised and well researched. Hitchens makes a lot of valid point concerning the bad stuff done throughout the world and history on the back of religion.

None of what he mentions can be denied and I would never try to.

However, in my personal opinion, this book fails in its arguement for one very simply reason. Hitchens shows his bias and does not make an objective arguement.

I saw this because at 3 points in the book he mentions meetings 3 people (one muslim, one christian) who proved themselves to be honest, decent examples of their faith.

An example being the taxi driver (read the book to understand this).

Yet Hitchens devorts NO time to exploring these instances and simply brushes them off with a few lines of text. Then he jumps right back into ranting about how bad and evil religion is and everything and everyone who it touches.

This proves to me, personally, that Hitchens has deep issues about religion which prevent him from being objective in his arguements. He tarnishes all religious persons with the same brush and there for automatically labels us all evil for our beliefs.

At no point does he acknowledge that the actions of the church, DO NOT mean all Christians are bad people. He just doesnt.

In conclusion, this is a good read for both sides of the arguement but its ultimatly flawed in his bias and hatred for religion.

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AuthorChristopher Hitchens
PublisherAtlantic Books (GB)
Year2007
ISBN9781843545743
FormatPaperback - 320 Pages
Illustrationsill