itibaren Gibara, Küba
For all of the passion that this book has stirred, Christopher Hitchens has produced a well-sourced vindication for all individuals who question the veracity of relgions worldwide. Hitchens makes great points in references to Philosophy being the offshoot of religion just as astronomy is the logical offshoot of astrology in the age of reason. Hitchens will be vilified for his references to religion as child abuse, and that is unfortunate. If you can cut through all of the esoteric literary references, Hitchens delivers what he promised: evidence that supports the atheist's position that a god-less man is not a violent, immoral man. Religion, according to Hitchens, is bred from a totalitarian mindset that clouds the rational peron's mind. All he is asking is that the age of reason and logic be used when discussing the merits of the current monotheistic faiths. That is what he tries to do in this book. And quite frankly, he makes a pretty good case.
Totally kick-ass book with a good heart and pretty pictures. I still go back and re-read this thing all the time...not that it's really a huge accomplishment, the book being about 80 words long.