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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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. Attacking organised religion can be like shooting fish in a barrel: Economic ian The monk Johannes Kepler, the deeply pious Isaac Newton, the monk Gregor Mendel, who discovered laws of heredity when crossing peas in the cloister garden?

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. Even though he respects religious customs—taking his shoes off before entering a mosque, etc. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers.

Kwin Paperback — June Hitchens just does not get it: The New Testament may even be worse, since the allegedly so mild-mannered Jesus preaches the punishments of Hell. Carte Paperback — 06 Nov Absolutes like that are problematic. Unfortunately, they are also taken very seriously by very, very many people.

According to Hitchens, the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible, is one long nightmare, in which a cranky god thrones over a chosen people that he incites to genocide. But it is in the nature of the theme that after this intellectual execution, a resurrection follows, as unexpected as det.


Hitchens was the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of over 30 books, including five collections of essays on culture, politics and literature. Unfortunately, in god is not Great Christopher Hitchens can not resist the scatter-shot approach. This was an act of enlightenment.

god is not Great – Christopher Hitchens

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, again and again, what terrible consequences all this has, but all these parts don’t add up to much of a whole.

Wie Religion die Welt vergiftettrans. One has to give it to Hitchens who, as executioner, does a thorough job.

Do recall that this is not about religious fundamentalism or fanaticism but rather religion as such. Religion and god-belief are, after all, phenomenally silly things. Few readers are likely to agree, finding at least some positives in religion, from the comfort it can provide believers to the art it has inspired, and even Hitchens acknowledges that believers do do good — but Hitchens argues that religion is not a prerequisite for any of the positives, and that its basis is necessarily bad.

This, of course, drives opponents of religion such as Hitchens nuts: In examining the demands and functions of religion Hitchens does make some good points: This claim might be just barely tenable in a philosophical sense—but it contradicts all psychological experience.

Having long described himself as a democratic socialist, Marxist and an anti-totalitarian, he broke from the political left after what he called the “tepid reaction” of the Western left to the Satanic Verses controversy, followed by the left’s embrace of Bill Clinton and the antiwar movement’s opposition to NATO intervention in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the s.


But was it not precisely the atheists of the twentieth century who persecuted millions? In its wake, man could face creation freely. Der Herr ist kein Hirte – Deutschland. Carte Hardback — 22 Aug Twelve Books,p.

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The complete review ‘s Review:. He argued in favour of free expression and scientific discovery, and that it was superior to religion as an ethical code of conduct for human civilization. That is not true. Then he lets it quarter itself on its own contradictions, before boiling the pieces in the oil of his righteous anger. Hitchens claims that by piling the wood and binding his son, Abraham proved he was familiar with the process, even before he took the knife in his hand to slaughter him like an animal.

He also advocated for the separation of church and state. This might all sound like the book is all wrong and superfluous. 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. He jumps around from example to example, barely attempting to put together any coherent argument, making for an exhausting and not very satisfying read.

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. And the spectacular mosques built by Muslims in India? Since all the writers he cites as examples depend deeply on the Bible.