God is Not Great

God is Not Great

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In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris's recent bestseller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which the heavens are replaced by the Hubble Telescope's awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.show more

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  • CD-Audio
  • 125 x 142 x 24mm | 187g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0752897195
  • 9780752897196
  • 1,355,047

About Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Eric Hitchens is a British-American author, journalist and literary critic. Currently living in Washington, D.C., he has been a columnist at Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, The Nation, Slate and Free Inquiry; additionally, he is an occasional contributor to other publications and has appeared regularly in the Wall Street Journal. Christopher Eric Hitchens is a British-American author, journalist and literary critic. Currently living in Washington, D.C., he has been a columnist at Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, The Nation, Slate and Free Inquiry; additionally, he is an occasional contributor to other publications and has appeared regularly in the Wall Street Journal.show more

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"Hitchens adopts a calm, mannered reading style - as if intent on exuding rationality and reason and avoiding the unabashed zeal of the religious fanatics he is so scathing about. But Hitchens' fury radiates through his words. For him, all religion is violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism and tribalism and bigotry. This discrepancy between narration style and content creates a peculiar tension. A fascinating listen." FINANCIAL TIMES "Who'd have thought that a book on atheism could be so entertaining?" -- Sue Arnold GUARDIANshow more

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