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Good arguments but poorly packaged,
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This review is from: In Defence of Atheism: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism and Islam (Paperback)
The book was translated from French into English, and it's not always as easy or enjoyable to read as a book written by a native speaker of English such as Hitchens. I don't think I've ever read a book with so many ellipses at the end of sentences and paragraphs, the purpose of which weren't always clear to me. The writer seems to assume that the reader has prior knowledge of philosophy, therefore references to people like Epicurus are quite common. French influence is seen in the writer's uncritical views on Freudian psychoanalysis, a theory that has been discredited as pseudoscientific in much of the world outside France. Nevertheless, the book contains some strong arguments against the compatibility of monotheistic religions and humanistic values.