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Publisher Description

Whether you're a lifelong believer, a devout atheist, or someone who remains uncertain about the role of religion in our lives, this insightful manifesto will engage you with its provocative ideas.

With a close and studied reading of the major religious texts, Christopher Hitchens 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.

In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris's The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion.

Religion & Spirituality
May 1
Grand Central Publishing
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

John Grotjohn ,

Not For Believers

This is an excellent work, but it is outright contemptible of religion and so I could not recommend it for those that still have faith. However, for those that have already cast of the shackles of religious faith, this book is a must read. It will find yourself much better equipped to defend your non-belief to those that would question you.

Hitchens finds himself within the realm of reality when he recognizes that religion will always exist, and the need to fight against it.

orisons ,

Review bias

Many of the negative reviews are obviously written by brainwashes Christians who have not read the book and do no intend to but will continue to spew mythological rhetoric. Sorry I actually read this book and really enjoyed it. If you really have questions this may not be the answer but the path to more questions that need to be asked.

CodaFi ,

I have seen the light!

I have seen the light and it's not from god or any other deity it is from the shining light of this man's genius. Finally I have found someone who believes like I do. Thank you for writing this book it makes me feel better about being an atheist.

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