Tuesday, January 8, 2008

God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens

Alex V. Cook's review
I got farther through this book than I thought I would. Christopher Hitchens is preaching to the atheist choir in this terribly clever and well written book. Over the past decade my tepid-at-best belief in a higher power has descended into sneering at those who hold such beliefs and it is good to have Hitches on your side. He does a great job demonstrating how dangerous religion is and delivers numerous tales of Socratic victories over those who want to see him fall, but there was only so much I could read before feeling an overwhelming sense of all right already.

If you are struggling in the attempt of shedding your faith, or need some sharp-tongued backup, or if you are one of those religious folks that does nothing but debate religion with people who don't believe in it, then you'll get a kick out of this. Otherwise, it is well-heeled bootprints on heavily trodden ground.

xposted at goodreads

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