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Read online god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope s awesome view of the universe and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix .

In the tradition of Bertrand Russell s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris s recent bestseller The End of Faith Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts he documents the ways in which religion is a man made wish a cause of dangerous sexual repression and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos .

With eloquent clarity Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope s awesome view of the universe and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix by Christopher Hitchens

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god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
Title:god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
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ISBN:0446579807
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Number of Pages:307
Category:Non fiction, Religion, Atheism, Science, Politics
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Arguably: Selected Essays, The Trial of Henry Kissinger, god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Thomas Jefferson: Author of America, Letters to a Young Contrarian, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever, Hitch-22: A Memoir, Mortality, Why Orwell Matters, The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
In this widely acclaimed biographical essay Christopher Hitchens assesses the life the achievements and the myth of the great political writer and participant George Orwell In true emulative and contrarian style Hitchens is both admiring and aggressive sympathetic yet critical taking true measure of his subject as hero and problem Answering both the detractors and the false claimants Hitchens tears down the fa ade of sainthood erected by the hagiographers and rebuts the critics point by point He examines Orwell and his perspectives on fascism empire feminism and Englishness as well as his outlook on America a country and culture towards which he exhibited much ambivalence br br Whether thinking about empires or dictators race or class nationalism or popular culture Orwell s moral outlook remains indispensable in a world that has undergone vast changes in the fifty years since his death Combining the best of Hitchens s polemical punch and intellectual elegance in a tightly woven and subtle argument this book addresses not only why Orwell matters today but how he will continue to matter in a future uncertain world br br Christopher Hitchens one of the most incisive minds of our own age meets Orwell on the page in this provocative encounter of wit contention and moral truth, Over the course of his years Christopher Hitchens has been a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom He has been both a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam and a supporter of the U S war against Islamic extremism in Iraq He has been both a foreign correspondent in some of the world s most dangerous places and a legendary bon vivant with an unquenchable thirst for alcohol and literature He is a fervent atheist raised as a Christian by a mother whose Jewish heritage was not revealed to him until her suicide br br In other words Christopher Hitchens contains multitudes He sees all sides of an argument And he believes the personal is political br br This is the story of his life lived large, On June while on a book tour for his bestselling memoir i Hitch i Christopher Hitchens was stricken in his New York hotel room with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax As he would later write in the first of a series of award winning columns for Vanity Fair he suddenly found himself being deported from the country of the well across the stark frontier that marks off the land of malady Over the next eighteen months until his death in Houston on December he wrote constantly and brilliantly on politics and culture astonishing readers with his capacity for superior work even in extremis br br Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer Hitchens adamantly and bravely refused the solace of religion preferring to confront death with both eyes open In this account of his affliction he describes the torments of illness discusses its taboos and explores how disease transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around us By turns personal and philosophical Hitchens embraces the full panoply of human emotions as cancer invades his body and compels him to grapple with the enigma of death, In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father Situating Jefferson within the context of America s evolution and tracing his legacy over the past two hundred years Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life as a man of his time and also as a symbolic figure beyond it br br Conflicted by power Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and acted as Minister to France yet yearned for a quieter career in the Virginia legislature Predicting that slavery would shape the future of America s development this professed proponent of emancipation elided the issue in the Declaration and continued to own human property An eloquent writer he was an awkward public speaker a reluctant candidate he left an indelible presidential legacy br br Jefferson s statesmanship enabled him to negotiate the Louisiana Purchase with France doubling the size of the nation and he authorized the Lewis and Clark expedition opening up the American frontier for exploration and settlement Hitchens also analyzes Jefferson s handling of the Barbary War a lesser known chapter of his political career when his attempt to end the kidnapping and bribery of Americans by the Barbary states and the subsequent war with Tripoli led to the building of the U S navy and the fortification of America s reputation regarding national defense br br In the background of this sophisticated analysis is a large historical drama the fledgling nation s struggle for independence formed in the crucible of the eighteenth century Enlightenment and in its shadow the deformation of that struggle in the excesses of the French Revolution This artful portrait of a formative figure and a turbulent era poses a challenge to anyone interested in American history or in the ambiguities of human nature