E–book [God is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything] é Christopher Hitchens


God is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything

Christopher Hitchens Ó 6 Read & Download God is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything review ¿ 106 With his uniue brand of erudition and wit Hitchens describes the ways in which religion is man made God did not make us he says We made God He explains the ways in which religion is immoral We damage our children. There s a debate I keep getting into about the difference between atheism and religious belief someone claims that atheism is just another faith and I disagree This seems like a good place to summarize my objectionsI would first like to draw a clear distinction between dogmatic and sceptical atheism If someone blindly believes that there is no God and no evidence whatsoever would change their opinion then I uite agree that for such people atheism is indeed another religion A mathematician might say that it s the null religion But most atheists aren t like that They don t believe in God because they don t see compelling evidence to do so but were such evidence produced they would change their minds If you still wish to argue that sceptical atheism is a faith it seems to me that you are in general arguing that one should abolish the distinction between faith and reasoned judgement a step most people would be reluctant to take When I say that I don t believe snow is green my statement is based on having seen a lot of snow Most of it was white some was a dirty gray and none of it was green If I did see green snow I d change my position to saying that snow was usually white but occasionally greenOf course evidence isn t always as direct as looking at snow I don t believe that any mountain in the world is taller than Mount Everest I have never even been in the Himalayas and directly verifying the claim would also involve visiting and measuring every mountain in the world a difficult undertaking Nonetheless I have met people whose job it is to verify claims of this kind and I know that they are good at what they do If a geographer published an erroneous claim about the identity of the world s tallest mountain I am sure that another geographer would take great pleasure in showing him that he was wrong and would try to set the record straight It s easy to measure the height of a mountain to an accuracy of at worst a metre or two Soon the debate would be over and almost everyone would agreeMoving on to things directly divine I don t believe that thunder is the sound of the god Thor throwing his hammer I believe it s the sound of a large scale electrical discharge made when clouds become sufficiently charged Again my evidence is largely based on other people s testimony but the account of thunder in terms of electrical discharges is solid coherent and meshes well with things I have seen For example discharges created by van der Graaf generators look enough like lightning that it s hard to write that off as a coincidence I also know that the statistics on the efficacy of lightning conductors are very one sided None the less if I were to meet Thor in person as Natalie Portman does in the recent movie I would no doubt revise my opinionsWell I don t believe in the existence of the monotheistic God who created the universe simply because I don t see enough evidence My lack of belief in that God is pretty much the same as my lack of belief in green snow my lack of belief in a mountain taller than Everest and my lack of belief in big blond guys in thunder clouds throwing hammers If I did see evidence I d change my mind Carl Sagan s novel Contact makes this point very nicely But until then I m sceptical and I don t see that my scepticism is an act of faith It s only the normal exercise of reasoned judgement L'Amour fou d'André Breton (Essai et dossier) uniue brand of erudition and wit Hitchens describes the ways in which religion is man made God did not make Un amour fou- Prix Maison de la Presse 1991 us he says We made God He explains the ways in which religion is immoral We damage our children. There s a debate I keep getting into about the difference between atheism and religious belief someone claims that atheism is just another faith and I disagree This seems like a good place to summarize my objectionsI would first like to draw a clear distinction between dogmatic and sceptical atheism If someone blindly believes that there is no God and no evidence whatsoever would change their opinion then I L'Amour fou (Collection Aphrodite) uite agree that for such people atheism is indeed another religion A mathematician might say that it s the null religion But most atheists aren t like that They don t believe in God because they don t see compelling evidence to do so but were such evidence produced they would change their minds If you still wish to argue that sceptical atheism is a faith it seems to me that you are in general arguing that one should abolish the distinction between faith and reasoned judgement a step most people would be reluctant to take When I say that I don t believe snow is green my statement is based on having seen a lot of snow Most of it was white some was a dirty gray and none of it was green If I did see green snow I d change my position to saying that snow was Fous d'amour usually white but occasionally greenOf course evidence isn t always as direct as looking at snow I don t believe that any mountain in the world is taller than Mount Everest I have never even been in the Himalayas and directly verifying the claim would also involve visiting and measuring every mountain in the world a difficult SAS : L'Amour fou du colonel Chang undertaking Nonetheless I have met people whose job it is to verify claims of this kind and I know that they are good at what they do If a geographer published an erroneous claim about the identity of the world s tallest mountain I am sure that another geographer would take great pleasure in showing him that he was wrong and would try to set the record straight It s easy to measure the height of a mountain to an accuracy of at worst a metre or two Soon the debate would be over and almost everyone would agreeMoving on to things directly divine I don t believe that thunder is the sound of the god Thor throwing his hammer I believe it s the sound of a large scale electrical discharge made when clouds become sufficiently charged Again my evidence is largely based on other people s testimony but the account of thunder in terms of electrical discharges is solid coherent and meshes well with things I have seen For example discharges created by van der Graaf generators look enough like lightning that it s hard to write that off as a coincidence I also know that the statistics on the efficacy of lightning conductors are very one sided None the less if I were to meet Thor in person as Natalie Portman does in the recent movie I would no doubt revise my opinionsWell I don t believe in the existence of the monotheistic God who created the Les Frères Ashkenazi -Yoshe le fou universe simply because I don t see enough evidence My lack of belief in that God is pretty much the same as my lack of belief in green snow my lack of belief in a mountain taller than Everest and my lack of belief in big blond guys in thunder clouds throwing hammers If I did see evidence I d change my mind Carl Sagan s novel Contact makes this point very nicely But L'amour fou de zivana until then I m sceptical and I don t see that my scepticism is an act of faith It s only the normal exercise of reasoned judgement

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Christopher Hitchens Ó 6 Read & Download God is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything review ¿ 106 Science and reason a realm in which hope and wonder can be found through a strand of DNA or a gaze through the Hubble Telescope As Hitchens sees it you needn't get the blues once you discover the heavens are empt. Having read the book some time before the author died and having written a review but not on this site I m at a loss to comprehend now what went wrong with this book I had a lenient rating system at the time I read this book Now I d have given this book a 25 which I just have There is too much focus on current terrorist acts and while in theory it s not a bad idea I did found such parts muddling and boring Respect to Hitchens though and RIP

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Christopher Hitchens Ó 6 Read & Download God is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything review ¿ 106 By indoctrinating them It is a cause of sexual repression violence and ignorance It is a distortion of our origins and the cosmos In the place of religion Hitchens offers the promise of a new enlightenment through. As a fellow Atheist Mr Hitchens is preaching to choir so to speak in this informative captivating work in which Hitchens judiciously provides historically documented and personal examples of what he sees as an ever increasing war being waged by a variety of religious fundamental organizations In our very own country we have troops of well funded born again fanatics preaching hatred of anyone who doesn t fall in line with their standards Worse these groups instill a deep rooted fear in the most vulnerable forced members of their congregation young helpless defenseless children sometimes as young as three Hitchens provides chilling eye witness accounts of these tactics which are slowly tearing away at the fabric of this great nation Regardless of your religious beliefs if you have an open mind and enjoy reading well written fact based relevant nonfiction then you will enjoy this book Certainly deeply religious people may find certain parts upsetting as fundamental beliefs are challenged with factual cited information Hitchens has a way of peeling away the absurdity of certain religious beliefs and how these beliefs at their very core are contrary to very ideals shouted to the masses during worship services Something I learned at an early age as a baptized Roman Catholic about to be confirmed is that before anyone blindly accepts what they ve been told over a period of time about a particular religion it is your right your responsibility and your duty to pick up a couple of books about Judaism Hindu Islam Buddhism Heavens Gate Kool Aid Lovers or whatever they were all about even Mormonism and Jehovah Witness and read Read about each of these religious Get a book along the lines of Religion for Dummies there is a joke in there somewhere and get an overview of what these groups are all about Then study philosophy and science and art and history Read Ayn Rand and Aristotle and Plato and study and research and think for yourself And then one day years later you ll realize what is true for you and that will be your own religion There are too many great stories in Hitchens book but some of my personal favorites pertain to religious interference with women s reproductive rights Islamic authorities of the Council of Ulemas in Indonesia urged that condoms only be made available to married coupled HUH and then only with a prescription He also uotes an article from Foreign Policy magazine in which a n official of Pakistan s AIDS Control Program stated that the AIDS problem was smaller in his country because of better social and Islamic values This in a state where the law allows a woman to be sentenced to be gang raped in order to expiate the shame of a crime committed by her brother Good ol repression and denial The building blocks of religion Pro or con Christian or Agnostic Cubs or White Sox This book will if nothing else be educational and thought provoking I give this FIVE Pac Mans

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  • God is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything
  • Christopher Hitchens
  • English
  • 06 October 2020
  • 9780446579803

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    E–book [God is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything] é Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens Ó 6 Read & Download Read & Download God is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything Let me begin this review by telling you that I'm an atheist In fact I'm with Douglas Adams in calling myself a radical atheist just to make sure that everyone gets the point Yes really It's in my profileSo my opinion about

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    E–book [God is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything] é Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens Ó 6 Read & Download There's a debate I keep getting into about the difference between atheism and religious belief someone claims that atheism is just another faith and I disagree This seems like a good place to summarize my objectionsI would first like to draw a clear distinction between dogmatic and sceptical atheism If someone blindly believes tha

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    E–book [God is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything] é Christopher Hitchens A wicked witty condemnation of all things religious As a person of faith I find that Hitchens often sounds like a blind man ridiculing the value of Rembrandt and Van Gogh But he is particularly fine on the noxious ways in which religion intersects with the most murderous forms of politics And of course as is alwa

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    review Þ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Christopher Hitchens E–book [God is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything] é Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens Ó 6 Read & Download Witty fact based amusing rant I laughed out loud many timesI think part of the rage Hitchens encounters derives from the fact that he is funny If he put on a scholarly serious tone and imitated the behaviour of priests in th

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    Read & Download God is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything review Þ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens Ó 6 Read & Download I read this months ago and never got around to the reviewSimply stated Hitchens puts into words all the reasons I shy away from organized religion The prejudices sexism the overall foolishness At the same time he

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    review Þ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens Ó 6 Read & Download E–book [God is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything] é Christopher Hitchens As a fellow Atheist Mr Hitchens is preaching to choir so to speak in this informative captivating work in which Hitchens judiciously provides historically documented and personal examples of what he sees as an eve

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    E–book [God is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything] é Christopher Hitchens Not long ago I watched a couple of those How The Universe Works shows and it kinda traumatized me In however many billions of years the sun is going to die and slightly before that the Earth will be incinerated and everything that we are were w

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    E–book [God is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything] é Christopher Hitchens I'm probably going to court some hateful comments by trying to write a review of this book but I think Hitch would be proud that I am making the attemptI have been reading Hitch's work for years including his essays on mortality and atheism so I knew the gist of his arguments against religion but it was enlightening going through this entire book He synthesizes a tremendous amount of research from history philosophy science and

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    E–book [God is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything] é Christopher Hitchens Having read the book some time before the author died and having written a review but not on this site I'm at a loss to comprehend now what went wrong with this book I had a lenient rating system at the time I read this book Now I'd have given this book a 25 which I just have There is too much focus on current

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    review Þ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens Ó 6 Read & Download E–book [God is Not Great How Religion Poisons Everything] é Christopher Hitchens Since I can't say anything with out being labelled as a 'heretic' or a 'heathen' I will just say this;Not everything but it does poison a lot of things And its first victims are Reason and Common sense

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