The provocative bestseller from Britain's foremost controversial thinker is now available in paperback; the hardback edition has sold 50,000 copies to date. In a series of acute readings of the major religious texts, Hitchens demonstrates the ways in which religion is man-made, dangerously sexually repressive and distorts the very origins of the cosmos. There will be even more media coverage for this mass market edition, which will appeal to fans of Richard Dawkins. 'The anti-religious case has never been put so well, so comprehensively or so definitively as in this razor-sharp book.' A.C. Grayling, "Independent On Sunday"
Demonstrates the ways in which religion is man-made, dangerously sexually repressive and distorts the very origins of the cosmos. This book argues that the concept of an omniscient God has profoundly damaged humanity, and proposes that the world might be a great deal better off without 'him'.
God Is Not Great
Sue Arnold the guardian Fri 29 August 2008
Promoting his book in the US, Hitchens was asked a yes or no question by an evangelical Bible-thumper. If, in a strange city on a dark street, he ran into a gang of men who told him they'd been to a prayer meeting, would he feel relieved? Certainly not, said Hitchens. He'd run up against just such men in Belfast, Beirut, Bombay, Belgrade, Bethlehem, Baghdad - and that was just the Bs. He'd be terrified, because religion kills. Who'd have thought that a book on atheism could be so entertaining?