God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is 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.

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 hell is 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.

Title:God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780446579803
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About Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Eric Hitchens was an English-born American author, journalist and literary critic. He was a contributor to


    God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything Reviews

  • Oceana2602

    Let me begin this review by telling you that I'm an atheist. In fact, I'm with Douglas Adams in calling myself a "radical atheist", just to make sure that everyone gets the point. Yes, really. It's in...

  • Manny

    There's a debate I keep getting into about the difference between atheism and religious belief: someone claims that atheism is just another faith, and I disagree. This seems like a good place to summa...

  • Bill  Kerwin

    A wicked, witty condemnation of all things religious. As a person of faith, I find that Hitchens often sounds like a blind man ridiculing the value of Rembrandt and Van Gogh. But he is particularly fi...

  • Books Ring Mah Bell

    I read this months ago and never got around to the review...Simply stated, Hitchens puts into words all the reasons I shy away from organized religion. The prejudices, sexism, the overall foolishness....

  • Lisa

    Witty, fact-based, amusing rant. I laughed out loud many times!I think part of the rage Hitchens encounters derives from the fact that he is funny. If he put on a scholarly, serious tone, and imitated...

  • Melly

    As a fellow Atheist, Mr. Hitchens is preaching to choir, so to speak, in this informative, captivating work in which Hitchens judiciously provides historically documented and personal examples of what...

  • Becky

    Not long ago, I watched a couple of those "How The Universe Works" shows, and it kinda traumatized me. In however many billions of years, the sun is going to die, and slightly before that the Earth wi...

  • Diane

    I'm probably going to court some hateful comments by trying to write a review of this book, but I think Hitch would be proud that I am making the attempt.I have been reading Hitch's work for years, in...

  • Matthew Wesley

    This book is fundamentally flawed in argument, but can be enjoyable to read. Christopher Hitchens, however, is an exceptionally witty writer, who often finds clever ways to express himself. His writin...

  • Abubakar Mehdi

    Since I can't say anything with out being labelled as a 'heretic' or a 'heathen', I will just say this;Not everything, but it does poison a lot of things. And its first victims are Reason and Common s...