God Is Not Great, Paperback book

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything[Paperback]

by Christopher Hitchens

3.77 out of 5 (71 ratings)

Atlantic Books 
Publication Date:
08 September 2007 
Philosophy of Religion 


"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. Above all, Hitchens 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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  • Wittier and sharper than The God Delusion. Hitchins tears into the Abrahamic faiths and exposes the hypocrisy, sexism, xenephobia and downtight nonsense at their heart. Essential reading.

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  • Just an insanely wonderful book. Hitchens can be strident and even violent in his writing, but really, his points are completely valid. Should be required reading for, well, everyone. Just plain everyone. His arguments are well thought out and beautifully presented and his call to put modern religions into the same pigeon hole as children's fables is so very necessary in this evil, war torn age of religious fundementalist crazy people.

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  • Couldn't have said it better myself. I've always been disgruntled that official religions have spoiled any sense of awe or wonder in what we have right here and now...which is pretty darned good as far as paradise goes.

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  • Wonderfully written essay on why religion poisons everything. He does not focus on one religion and he sets out his reasons for his theories. A lot of people would disagree but people who get angry about this book would only prove what the author is trying to say.The author quotes form all religious texts from the main 3 and then from lesser known religions. Humour is used but the points are made convincingly. Excellent

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