Cover of: God is not great | Christopher Hitchens

God is not great

how religion poisons everything

1st trade ed.

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Published by Twelve Hachette Book Group in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Poses a case against organized religion that documents the myriad ways in which religion reflects human agendas and distorts sexuality and the perception of the origins of the universe, in a science-based analysis that considers the benefits of a secular world.

About the Edition

Poses a case against organized religion that documents the myriad ways in which religion reflects human agendas and distorts sexuality and the perception of the origins of the universe, in a science-based analysis that considers the benefits of a secular world.

Table of Contents

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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

National book award finalist.--Cover.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
200
Library of Congress
BL2775.3 .H58 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
320 pages ;
Number of pages
320

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26331642M
Internet Archive
godisnotgreathow00chri
ISBN 10
0446697966
ISBN 13
9780446697965
OCLC/WorldCat
297206911
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