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5.0 out of 5 stars
It's exactly what it claims to be, 13 May 2009
This book is EXTREMELY well written. Witty, informative, and determined.
Many one-star-ers have noted that this book is one of two things:
1. The Atheist Camp claim that this book is not as 'good' as the God Delusion by Richard Dawkins - the arguments are difficult to follow, it's not as scientific or academic as it might be.
Well, Christopher is not a scientist. The book is a fantastic diatribe against the parties of God - it doesn't claim to be anything more. It's a wonderful contribution to atheistic literature. It's funny, clever and well-researched. It's not supposed to be an academic thesis.
2. The God Camp claim that Hitchens succeed in attacking religion, but doesn't manage to prove that God himself does not exist.
While he outlines his reasons for not believing in God, Hitchens does not set out to prove that God does not exist. He sets out to do what it says underneath his main title - to demonstrate how religion poisons everything - and he does a fantastic job.
This book is highly recommended to those who want to laugh and cry at the same time.