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Ouvrages de controverse
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|Awards:||National Book Award Finalist, Nonfiction, 2007|
|Description:||307 p. ; 24 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.
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Time has come for intolerance-to-intolerance
This is a thoughtful, mostly fair-minded critique of religions and supernatural cogitation. I enjoyed reading it despite experiencing difficulty repeatedly with the sophisticated...
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The best of the four horsemen books
Christopher Hitchens relies on his not inconsiderable wealth of experience and journalistic prowess to examine the affects of religion on society. His conclusion, as you may have already guessed, is not favorable. However, his book is not the ranting and raving of a fanatic, but instead a very well...
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