Well read, Hitchens voice echos his message during life with clarity and elegance. He admonishes the listener to not take a passive stance in what has been deemed the politically correct posture; but to engage and beat back the fear driven mideval drivel that is permeating our modern world and stunting its progress.
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Supple and wholly convincing arguments and specific examples of falsity, cruelty, and absurdity of organized religion. Brilliant writing and voice.
A more balanced view, Of course fanatical religion is bad and has poisoned the world with great evil. That does not mean that religion or spirituality can not great good as well. This book suffers from dualistic thought process. Just because warped people misunderstand religion does not mean that real tenets of unconditional love and forgiveness that Jesus and Buddha tried to teach are not true.
Yes, he was not the reason I did not like the book.
Try a more balanced view by reading anything by Karen Armstrong or Richrd Rohr.
Do not waste your time, I am going to ask for a refund. What a waste of my time.
I am grateful for this piece, but is a bit lengthy and hard to follow.
Not a claim made without fact and evidence. Perfect for the critical thinker who has an interest in knowing why the religious seem to annoy the ever loving crap out of them.
I purchased this book trying to explore an atheist point of view about God; unfortunately he just kept lifting the differences between religious and atheists rather that defending his and telling us WHY God does not exist and why God is not great.
Also he blames some Christians about their acts that are already against Christianity!! Why blaming God on people acts against his will.
Last thing, the narration was very poor.