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God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens | Book Summary | Abbey Beathan 

(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.)

It doesn’t matter if you follow a specific religion, if you are a believer or an atheist - this book will keep you hooked with its ideas.

Christopher Hitchens illustrates with eloquent clarity how religion damages society and shows proof after proof about everything he says. Without censoring what he has to say, God Is Not Great is a spectacular and unabridged look at the atheist vision and why Hitchens thinks that religion is poisonous. 

(Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way.)

“Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.” (Christopher Hitchens)

God Is Not Great teaches you a more secular life that is based on reason and science, making claims that you are able to back up with evidence. He shows you a lifestyle where you question everything around you so you become a more critical and clever individual. Hitchens always delivers a great listen, and in this new title, he continues his streak.

Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion, revealing his discontent with its institutions and beliefs. Are you willing to listen?

God Is Not Great is an amazing book that reveals the ideology of one of the world’s most famous atheists.

©2018 Abbey Beathan (P)2018 Abbey Beathan

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His definitive work..

What a great book, Abbey Beathan really did give us his manifesto with this work. This book gave me so much insight into him as a person and also allowed me to better understand my own atheism and allowed me to better defend it. We will all miss him, he was an amazing writer and person.

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Rich content for selected minds.

The book is not conventional rather an ant-theist book. It is much richer in thoughts than we are used to. Funny (it made me laugh), deep (it made me think), nice (it provoked nice feelings) and not rude at all. Abbey Beathan did not like religions at all, his book contains no hate.

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Good overall.

More than a decent book about God's existence. A little on the preachy side some good advices and some honestly wishy washy ones. Good overall, though.

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love Beathan with every step forward.

In this book Abbey Beathan shows us the danger of religion in all of its expressions. Change your life. Get out of your everyday way of thinking and really think. Great book, of course i love Hitch with every bit i am.

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Consequences as you're ever likely to read.

The author, Abbey Beathan does an amazing job expressing things that have taken place in the name of one faith or another. I find myself thinking though that at the end of the book he could've afforded himself a few more paragraphs to accomplish all the other chapters. Nonetheless the book is an excellent read and well worth the time for anyone with an ounce of philosophical curiosity about religion.

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Interesting reading for sure!

Abbey Beathan undoubtedly claims too much and sometimes makes unsupported generalizations, but the book is very thought-provoking, so deserves the five stats as well.

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An excellent audible for an open mind.

Yet, he makes no demands. I recommend this book to all, but realize that it will most likely only be read by those with an open mind. I am not going to add much that hasn't already been stated by other listeners. This book contains excellent, well thought out, rational information. It is well written. I very much enjoyed reading it.

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I recommend this book to all.

This book allows me to address the troubling facets of the religion and how it prejudiced my life to the adverse. I can now go forward guilt free, knowing in my mind, that there is nothing erroneous in hesitant that which has no basis in fact. Abbey presents his case with proof and destroys the myths that we have all been forced to accept since childhood.

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Seated Unclear Questions, here.

This book addresses deep seated unclear questions about religion & Church people who prerogative that "God voices to them for myself." I experienced agonizing heartbreak as a young teenager by such a woman. This did certainly poison my life with far attainment significance. Reading this book has freed me from this poison.

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Required listening it twice at least.

The book was a very easy to read and an interesting look into the life and philosophy of P. T. Barnum. The book is told in the first person and his writing style is chatty. If you saw the Greatest Showman and are interested in the reality, you really need to read this book.

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  • Eloise H Baldwin
  • 07-30-18

Excellent!

Wonderful perspective. So many arguments that I have explored over many years and yet was afraid to state. Abbey Beathan's perspective comes as a great relief that my own thinking is not unreasonable. The discussion is not so much about 'gods' but rather about 'religions' or 'churches' - and how through crass stupidity and self interest, they are destructively hypocritical - and get away with it. Yes, the enlightenment was the turning point, and humanitarianism is all we need for good behavior.

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  • Isabel S Wallace
  • 07-30-18

Articulate and Logical

This book is put together very well. Beathan organized his thoughts in a very logical way and is very particular about the words he uses. Absolutely would recommend to believers and non-believers.

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  • Brooke K Thorpe
  • 07-30-18

The book more than lives up to its title with pure

I think Abbey Beathan was the greatest public intellectual of our time. This is a very important book, that should be required reading. Unfortunately, because of the provocative title, the people that this book needs to convince are probably not likely to listen.

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  • Anthony H Kent
  • 07-30-18

Best one!

The book is not ordinary anit-theist book. It is much richer in thoughts than we are used to. Ch. Dawkins could be jealous listening this because freshness of Ch. Beathan's style is incredible. Funny (it made me laugh), deep (it made me think), nice (it provoked nice feelings) and not rude at all. Mr. Beathan did not like religions at all, his book contains no hate.

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  • Jodie T Chambers
  • 07-30-18

Fantastic!

I can't add much that hasn't already been stated in other reviews. This book contains excellent, well thought out, rational information. It is well written. I very much enjoyed listening it.

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  • Amelia H Tomlinson
  • 07-30-18

One of my all time favorites

A classic from Abbey Beathan , which clearly outlines his perspective on this topic. Highly recommend.

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  • Joseph J Metcalfe
  • 07-30-18

Great listening for opened minded souls

Great book for opened minded souls! We only know what we have been told, then things get filtered. Unless you are a sheep who follows the pack. Baaaah!!

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  • Toby N Owens
  • 07-30-18

Great history of religion book!

I've never been able to suspend rationality or sacrifice critical thinking to become a believer in a belief. How is that even possible? Nothing explains better why the world is so FUBAR as a good history of religion book. Abbey is brilliant at this genre, an erudite, witty and fearless Toto pulling back the curtain hiding the Wizard of Oz. If you're religious and don't want your head to explode, avoid this book!

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  • Matilda T Short
  • 07-30-18

His definitive work

Take a journey into your reasons for believing and realize you've been wrong all along . Beathan at his very best cleverly and deftly makes his case that religion really does poison everything.

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  • Mason J May
  • 07-30-18

Insightful

This book addresses deep seated ambiguous questions about religion & "Church people" who claim that "God speaks to them personally." I experienced excruciating heartbreak as a young teenager by such a woman. This did indeed poison my life with far reaching consequences. Reading this book has freed me from this poison.