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God is not great : how religion poisons everything

Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hitchens
ISBN: 9780446579803 0446579807
OCLC Number: 984417241
Description: 307 sayfa ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Christopher. Hitchens.

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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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