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He aims very wide — showing, from all angles, why religions are preposterous easy pickings, of course — and certainly offers a lot of examples of the horrors done in the name of religion, but it winds up being far less convincing than it should be. Even though he respects religious customs—taking his shoes off before entering a mosque, etc.
The complete review ‘s Review:. But that, and his discussion of a large number of religious issues, make for a mess of an argument. Carte Paperback — 08 Nov Most of the objections are familiar, and if some of the examples and the way they are put are more colourful than usual they are still not effectively presented in any way that is likely to lead a believer or a sympathiser to re-think their attitude.
Carte Chrsitopher — 03 Oct Carte Hardback — June Part of what Hitchens kei to convey is that this is a very bad thing: Carte Paperback — March Carte Paperback — August And chrsitopher the fourth day, He set sun, moon, and stars in the heaven, as a sign for times, days, and years. He also advocated for the separation of church and state.
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Hitchens constructs an absolute opposition between religion on the one side and scientific thinking on the other. And with that, he shoots himself in the foot.
He repeatedly refers to the monstrosity that according to the Hebrew Bible a father was prepared to sacrifice his son to the glory of God. Join the Telos Press mailing list.
He argued in favour of free expression and scientific discovery, and that it was superior to religion as an ethical code of conduct for human civilization. The monk Johannes Kepler, the deeply pious Isaac Newton, the monk Gregor Mendel, who discovered laws of heredity when crossing peas in the cloister garden?
He jumps around from example to example, barely attempting to put together any coherent argument, making for an exhausting and not very satisfying read.
Carte Paperback — 05 Oct Carte Paperback — 03 Jun To be sure, the Church did have some reservations about the Nazis; but this did not prevent it from signing a concordat with the Hitler regime in For Hitchens, this is an atrocity; but for all his outrage, he nearly forgets the point of the story, that in the end Abraham did not kill his son. Absolutes like that are problematic.
Carte Paperback — 24 Nov Carte Paperback — 27 Jul Few readers are likely to agree, finding at least some positives in religion, from the comfort it can provide believers to the art it has inspired, and even Hitchens acknowledges that believers do do good — but Hitchens argues that religion is not a prerequisite for any of the positives, and that its basis is necessarily bad.
Hitchens does have some fun at the contortions religions go through in adjusting to modern reality — such as the convenient Mormon “revelations” that allow for a change of course when the old one has become untenable a sleight of hand that one might wish more religions would adopt This, of course, drives opponents of religion such as Hitchens nuts: All, truly all, are meant and are buried alive: Don’t miss a single issue.
Christopher Eric Hitchens 13 April — 15 December was a British author, columnist, essayist, orator, journalist, and religious, literary, and social critic. Wie Religion die Welt vergiftettrans. Or even just a question mark.
Hitchens might objects that all these scientists ceased to be religious faithful at the moment when they began to work scientifically. Carte Hardback — October Carte Paperback — 27 Oct Moral furor traces glowing paths on the spiritual horizon of this book, for example when Hitchens grows irate over child abuse in the name of religion; but his ferocious indignation does not turn him into a fanatic of atheism. Certainly, his call for “a renewed Enlightenment” is one that one wishes would be heeded, but it seems unlikely that this book will help pave the way.
What about the grandiose and shattering Book of Job, the dark wisdoms of Solomon, the anti-racism of the prophet Amos, the sermon of justice of the most unhappy prophet, the seer Jeremias? Carte Paperback — 26 Apr