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The Resource God is not great : how religion poisons everything, Christopher Hitchens

God is not great : how religion poisons everything, Christopher Hitchens

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God is not great : how religion poisons everything
Title
God is not great
Title remainder
how religion poisons everything
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Hitchens
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Poses a case against organized religion that documents the myriad ways in which religion reflects human agendas and distorts sexuality and the perception of the origins of the universe, in a science-based analysis that considers the benefits of a secular world
Awards note
National book award finalist.--Cover.
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Hitchens, Christopher
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Religion
  • Rationalism
Label
God is not great : how religion poisons everything, Christopher Hitchens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st trade ed.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780446697965
System control number
  • (OCoLC)297206911
  • (OCoLC)ocn297206911
  • 769055
Label
God is not great : how religion poisons everything, Christopher Hitchens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st trade ed.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780446697965
System control number
  • (OCoLC)297206911
  • (OCoLC)ocn297206911
  • 769055

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