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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god is not Great – Christopher Hitchens

He repeatedly refers to the monstrosity that according to the Hebrew Bible a father was prepared to sacrifice his son to the glory of God. Carte Hardback — October After all the Gulag was a project of godless Communism; and Hitler was hardly in love with the Tables of the Law from Sinai, with their eternal commandments and prohibitions.

And with that, he shoots himself in the foot. Yet if religious faith is the natural enemy of science, how come lein many natural scientists were religious? Of course, Hitchens concedes that there have been a handful of admirable believers—Dietrich Bonhoeffer or Martin Luther King, for example—but they have been admirable primarily due to their humanism not their religion.

Christopher Eric Hitchens 13 April — 15 December was a British author, columnist, essayist, orator, journalist, and religious, literary, and social critic. Carte Paperback — February One has to give it to Hitchens who, as executioner, does a thorough job.

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Carte Paperback — 03 Jun Carte Paperback — 27 Oct The New Testament may even be worse, since hitchenz allegedly so mild-mannered Jesus preaches the punishments of Hell.


Certainly, his call for “a renewed Enlightenment” is one that one wishes would be heeded, but it seems unlikely that this book will help pave the way.

In examining the demands and functions of religion Hitchens does make some hidte points: Hitchens finds in the Bible only a good phrase or some nice verse, here and there, but nothing more. Carte Paperback — 13 Apr This, of course, drives opponents of religion such as Hitchens nuts: As an antitheist, he regarded concepts of a god or supreme being as a totalitarian belief that impedes individual freedom.

Carte Paperback — 15 Mar One sympathises with his sense of outrage, and his frustration.

But that, and his discussion of a large number of religious issues, make for a mess of an argument. Hitchens constructs an absolute opposition between religion on the one side and scientific thinking on the other. According to him, Communism—with its rigid hierarchy and infallibility illusion—simply imitated the priestly kingdoms of antiquity.

No one doubts that a fundamentalist faith can be bad for society as a whole — since it allows for only one usually pretty ridiculous ‘truth’ — ihtchens what of all chrstopher Sunday-believers who seem to show some common sense regarding at least some of the issues on which their faith’s stand is too absurd to countenance? He was the elder brother of the conservative journalist and author Peter Hitchens. What about the grandiose and shattering Book of Job, the dark wisdoms of Solomon, the anti-racism of the prophet Amos, the sermon of justice of the most unhappy prophet, the seer Jeremias?

But was it not precisely the atheists of the twentieth century who persecuted millions?


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The members of the religious camp have to cease treating secularists as less moral than themselves—the atheists have to stop thinking that believers are less intelligent. Or even just a question mark. In other words, the planets and stars, which in the rest of the Middle East were worshiped as deities, were nothing more than lamps and clocks. Carte Paperback — March There is an even stronger rebuttal to this book.

The German edition is Der Herr ist kein Hirte: 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 — 19 Aug Carte Paperback — April Carte Paperback — 04 Dec His head was clear enough to marvel at creation—an admiration we find everywhere in the Psalms—and to study its laws with the art of astronomy.

Translated by Russell Berman. Hitchens does offer — here and there and everywhere — proper objections to all sorts of aspects of religion, from the misguided and dangerous attitudes towards sex to their ridiculous foundations, and he does show, keib and again, what terrible consequences all this has, but all these parts don’t add up to much of a whole.

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