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God is not great : how religion poisons everything

Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: New York : Twelve Hachette Book Group, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st trade edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Controversial literature
Ouvrages de controverse
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hitchens
ISBN: 0446697966 : 9780446697965
OCLC Number: 297206911
Awards: National book award finalist.--Cover.
Description: 320 p. ; 21 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Christopher Hitchens.

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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.

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