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Read online god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything 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 .

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 by Christopher Hitchens

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god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
Title:god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
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ISBN:0446579807
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Number of Pages:307
Category:Non fiction, Religion, Atheism, Science, Politics
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