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this is not an easy read. Hitch uses his experience and knowledge of ...
on 21 July 2014
Typical Hitch. Big words that us mere mortals don't understand, a critic of everyone on the planet (even himself) no matter how 'good', over-powering and opinionated etc etc.
There is no doubting the intelligence and conviction of this man. But, even a devout atheist, such as myself, will struggle in parts. It's difficult to understand his experiences if you haven't been there. Obviously well travelled and been in, and seen, some horrific things that would send a lesser mortal insane. But beware, this is not an easy read. Hitch uses his experience and knowledge of human nature to put his point across. Not to mention his command of the English language, which unfortunately, goes beyond the understanding of people like me who have a decent level of intelligence. This is the difference between Hitch and someone like Dawkins. Dawkins uses absolute scientific proof to get his point across whereas Hitch uses reason, experience and writing skills. I have yet to find a writer that drops in the middle and uses 'good plain English' to explain the futility, danger and downright stupidity of religion.