A Review of Christopher Hitchens’ God Is Not Great – Summary

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The following is an outline of my review of Christopher Hitchens’, “God is not Great” Part I – Chapter One The definition of Atheism. Do “the faithful” commit more crimes? Are atheist dogmatic? Part II – Chapter One the “four irreducible objections to religious faith.”  Religion and sex Part III – Chapter One. Do believers [...]

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Listen to the MP3 In my extended review of Christopher Hitchens book “God Is Not Great,” I have finally reached the last chapter, “In Conclusion: The Need for a New Enlightenment.”  Hitchens opens the chapter with a discussion of a quote by Lessing, where he says that given the opportunity to know all truth, he [...]

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Hitchens – God Is Not Great XXXI

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Listen to the MP3 In  my extended review of  Christopher Hitchens book “God Is Not Great,” I have come to chapter 18, A Finer Tradition: The Resistance of the Rational.  The chapter struck me as a very strange chapter, for it left me with the feeling that Hitchens lives in somewhat of a fantasy world, [...]

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Hitchens – God Is Not Great XXX

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Listen to the MP3 I am continuing in my extended review of  Christopher Hitchens book “God Is Not Great,” and his defense of atheism in chapter 17.  Last time, I looked at how Hitchens deftly attempted to shift the blame for the secular evils of the twentieth century onto religion effectively arguing that Christians are [...]

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Hitchens – God Is Not Great XXIX

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Listen to the MP3 I am continuing in my extended review of  Christopher Hitchens book “God Is Not Great,” and his defense of atheism in chapter 17.  As I pointed out last time, given how he has attempted to attack religion in the first sixteen chapters, this is pretty much a no win situation for [...]

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Hitchens – God Is Not Great XXVIII

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Listen to the MP3 In my extended review of  Christopher Hitchens book “God Is Not Great,” I have finally reached chapter 17. At this chapter Hitchens has finished his main arguments against religion, the vast majority of which were examples of religious people behaving badly. Of course this leads to a natural question of what [...]

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Hitchens – God Is Not Great XXVII

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Listen to the MP3 Chapter sixteen of Christopher Hitchens book “God Is Not Great,” deals with a question, one  now routinely raised by the neo-atheists, of whether religion is child abuse.  Hitchens starts with, “the imponderably large question.  How can we ever know how many children had their psychological and physical lives irreparably maimed by [...]

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Hitchens – God Is Not Great XXVI

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Listen to the MP3 In Chapter fifteen of his book “God Is Not Great,” Christopher Hitchens tries to make the case that “Religion is not just amoral, but positively immoral.”(pg 205)  Last time I examined his claims for the first three of his points  and ended by pointing out that, while I can see why [...]

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Hitchens – God Is Not Great XXIII

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Listen to the MP3 I am continuing in my extended review of Christopher Hitchens book “God Is Not Great,” and the question of whether religion makes people behave.   There is of course, as Hitchens points out a long list of Christians, to use Hitchens term, misbehaving.  But as I said last time, there are deeper [...]

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Hitchens – God Is Not Great XXII

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Listen to the MP3 At the end of chapter ten of his book “God Is Not Great,” Christopher Hitchens has a summation more fitting of his book as a whole, then of the chapter.  He writes of the lost of belief in what he labels as his “secular faith.”  “Thus,” he writes, “dear reader, if [...]

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