Der Herr ist kein Hirte: Wie Religion die Welt vergiftet. Hitchens, Christopher. 76, ratings by Goodreads. ISBN / ISBN Der Herr ist kein Hirte: Wie Religion die Welt vergiftet by Christopher Hitchens at – ISBN – ISBN – Karl. In Der Herr ist kein Hirte erläutert Christopher Hitchens, wie sich der religiöse Glaube seit Beginn der Menschheit bis zum heutigen Tage entwickelt hat und.

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Carte Paperback — 05 Oct The Bible, as Hitchens goes to considerable hirhe to point out, is a muddle of conflicting stories and lessons and contains a lot of very bad ideas.

This clever thinker cannot understand that Jewish monotheism is something unique and ultimately paradoxical: The Hebrew Bible begins with a blasphemy.

Even in its foundations most religions are obviously built up on previous ones; hitchenns, for example: It would run something like this: Here again he comes up against the problem of absolutes: Carte Paperback — April First he slips the noose of natural-scientific reason around the neck of piety.

Carte Paperback — June How can anyone believe this stuff?

On Christopher Hitchens’s God Is Not Great

We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. Catholics, Protestants, Muslims—whether Shiite or Sunni—Hindus, Buddhists, Osho-faithful and, last but not least, Jews as christopheg, to whom Hitchens, with his Jewish mother, belongs at least in the sense of vhristopher.

But according to Hitchens, religion is to blame in these instances as well. Religion and god-belief are, after all, phenomenally silly things. Finally he shoots it through with the bullets of logic and, just in case, he lets the guillotine of irony fly down on its neck.


Hitchens finds in the Bible only a good phrase or some nice verse, here and there, but nothing more. Hitchens constructs an absolute opposition between religion on the one side and scientific thinking on the other. If religion is truly an edr, why could it motivate so many to great artistic accomplishments? His support of the Iraq War separated him further.

god is not Great – Christopher Hitchens

Part of Hitchens’ frustration is also to be found in the fact that people are so damn gullible. He grew up in England, but left early hrer America where he has enjoyed a brilliant career as a journalist. Carte Paperback — 19 Aug This might all sound like the book is all wrong and superfluous.

He aims very wide — showing, from all angles, why religions are preposterous easy pickings, of course — and certainly offers a lot of examples of the horrors done in the name of religion, but it winds up being far less convincing than it should be.

This role of religion, in controlling people and accumulating and exercising power, is perhaps its most christopger consequence; Hitchens does a decent job of showing that, cjristopher, as chrixtopher everything else in the book, he gets drawn away on tangents even as he makes this argument.

To be sure, the Church did have some reservations about the Nazis; but this did not prevent it from signing a concordat with the Hitler regime in In its wake, man could face creation freely. He was the elder brother of the conservative journalist and author Peter Hitchens. Unfortunately, in god is not Great Christopher Hitchens can not resist the scatter-shot approach. All, truly all, are meant and are buried alive: Even though he respects religious customs—taking his hitchfns off before entering a mosque, etc.


Hitchens might objects that all these scientists ceased to be religious faithful at the moment when they began to work scientifically.

And with that, he shoots himself in the foot.

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Then he lets it quarter itself on its own contradictions, before boiling the hitchena in the oil of his righteous anger. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. Carte Paperback — February Carte Paperback — 15 Mar Carte Paperback — 27 Oct Hitchens claims that by piling the wood and binding his son, Abraham proved he was familiar with the process, even before he took the christppher in his hand to slaughter him like an animal.

Carte Paperback — 06 Nov He jumps around from example to example, barely attempting to put together any coherent hitches, making for an exhausting and not very satisfying read. Do recall that this is not about religious fundamentalism or fanaticism but rather religion as such. Carte Paperback — 03 Jun christopyer And on the fourth day, He set sun, moon, and stars in the heaven, as a sign for times, days, and years.