Der Herr ist kein Hirte: Wie Religion die Welt vergiftet. Hitchens, Christopher. 76, ratings by Goodreads. ISBN / ISBN Der Herr ist kein Hirte: Wie Religion die Welt vergiftet by Christopher Hitchens at – ISBN – ISBN – Karl. In Der Herr ist kein Hirte erläutert Christopher Hitchens, wie sich der religiöse Glaube seit Beginn der Menschheit bis zum heutigen Tage entwickelt hat und.

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god is not Great – Christopher Hitchens

Religion and god-belief are, after all, phenomenally silly things. He jumps around from example to example, barely attempting to put together any coherent argument, making for an exhausting and not very satisfying read. Absolutes like that are problematic.

And the Catholic Church stood shoulder to shoulder with hithens, be it in Austria, Hungary, or Slovakia, where a Nazi puppet regime was even led by a cleric Josef Tiso. How can anyone believe this stuff? The members of the religious camp have to cease treating secularists as less moral than themselves—the atheists have to stop thinking that believers are less intelligent.

Carte Paperback — 04 Dec Christophe he lets it quarter itself on its own contradictions, before boiling the pieces hitchns the oil of his righteous anger. What about the grandiose and shattering Book of Job, the dark wisdoms of Solomon, the anti-racism of the hlrte Amos, the sermon of justice of the most unhappy prophet, the seer Jeremias?


Carte Paperback — 06 Nov Carte Paperback — 13 Apr 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. Carte Paperback — May Hitchens offers all sorts of personal anecdotes, and he certainly has had a wide range of experiences, and he has gotten around.

This role of religion, in controlling people and accumulating and exercising power, is perhaps its most dangerous consequence; Hitchens does a decent job of showing that, but, as with everything else in the book, he gets drawn away on tangents even as he makes this argument. Given his evident literary sensibilities, it is difficult to believe him on this point.

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Of course, Hitchens concedes that there have been a handful of admirable believers—Dietrich Bonhoeffer or Martin Luther King, for example—but they have been admirable primarily due to their humanism not their religion. Don’t miss a single issue.

This might all sound like the book is all wrong and superfluous. The dictum “What can be asserted without evidence can be ixt without evidence” has become known as Hitchens’s razor. There is an even stronger rebuttal to this book.

Hitchens constructs an absolute opposition between religion on the one side and scientific thinking on the other. Part christoopher Hitchens’ frustration is also to be found in the fact that people are so damn gullible.


Carte Paperback — February First he slips the noose of natural-scientific reason around the neck of piety. Hitchens was the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of over 30 books, including five collections of essays on culture, politics and literature.

On Christopher Hitchens’s God Is Not Great

Carte Hardback — 22 Aug Finally he shoots it through with the bullets of logic and, just in case, he lets the guillotine of irony fly down on its neck. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers. 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?

And with that, he shoots himself in the foot. But it is in the nature of the theme that after this intellectual execution, a resurrection follows, as unexpected as unavoidable.

But was it not precisely the atheists of the twentieth century who persecuted millions?

Carte Paperback — August Carte Paperback — 07 Dec Unfortunately, they are also taken very seriously by very, very many people.