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God Is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything

ISBN-10: 0446697966

ISBN-13: 9780446697965

Edition: 2009

Authors: Christopher Hitchens

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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.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 4/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Christopher Hitchens was born in Portsmouth, England on April 13, 1949. He was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and wrote for numerous other publications throughout his lifetime. He was the author of numerous books including No One Left to Lie To, For the Sake of Argument, Prepared for the Worst, God Is Not Great, Hitch-22: A Memoir, and Arguably. He died due to complication from esophageal cancer on December 15, 2011 at the age of 62.

Putting It Mildly
Religion Kills
A Short Digression on the Pig; or, Why Heaven Hates Ham
A Note on Health, to Which Religion Can Be Hazardous
The Metaphysical Claims of Religion Are False
Arguments from Design
Revelation: The Nightmare of the "Old Testament
The "New" Testament Exceeds the Evil of the "Old" One
The Koran Is Borrowed from Both Jewish and Christian Myths
The Tawdriness of the Miraculous and the Decline of Hell
"The Lowly Stamp of Their Origin": Religion's Corrupt Beginnings
A Coda: How Religions End
Does Religion Make People Behave Better?
There Is No "Eastern" Solution
Religion as an Original Sin
Is Religion Child Abuse?
An Objection Anticipated: The Last-Ditch "Case" Against Secularism
A Finer Tradition: The Resistance of the Rational
In Conclusion: The Need for a New Enlightenment
Afterword
Acknowledgments
References
Index
Reading Group Guide