Hitchens isn’t the first writer to unleash a blistering (and bestselling) anti-religion polemic in recent years, but his is easily the most fun to read. In God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, he makes mincemeat of every sacred cow that lumbers across his path, never once yielding to the traditional—and in his view, dangerous—habit of respectful deference in matters of religious debate. When his pen flashes from its scabbard, heads roll. The result is one of the more biting and entertaining manifestos in the growing literature of the atheism movement. —Brandon— Brandon
In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris's recent bestseller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case
against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he 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.