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    DescriptionNow available as a value-priced edition! Christopher Hitchens, described in the London Observer as "one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time "takes on his biggest subject yet--the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. 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.

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    God Is Not Great
    How Religion Poisons Everything
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Hitchens, Read by Christopher Hitchens
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 8
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 147 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9781600245572
    ISBN 10: 1600245579

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.7
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Abridged Dewey: 200
    BIC subject category V2: HRQC
    DC21: 200
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    DC22: 200
    B&T Approval Code: A13060000
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    B&T Approval Code: A13180000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC039000
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR
    Ingram Subject Code: JZ
    Libri: I-JZ
    BISAC V2.8: REL004000, REL000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55490
    LC classification: BL2775.3 .H58 2007B
    Thema V1.0: JBSR, QRYA5
    Edition statement
    Little, Brown & Company
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    Publication date
    06 April 2009
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    Author Information
    Christopher Hitchens is a widely published polemicist and frequent radio and TV commentator. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a visiting professor of liberal studies at the New School in New York.
    Review quote
    The author propounds his belief that all religion is not only wrong-headed but dangerous. One doubts the flamboyant journalist will sway those convinced that metaphysical certainty depends on faith, not proof, and that the higher powers are fundamentally good. Others will find his points familiar (if not self-evident), his knowledge wide, his writing graceful, and his sarcasm apt. Like partisans of any description, he ignores inconvenient facts and overstates his case. As narrator, he contributes a pleasantly moderated voice and a listener-friendly British accent. At times, he sounds a bit tired, at other times rushed, but, all in all, he reads well enough, with the added benefit of knowing where the laugh lines are. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 07/ JAN 08]