God Is Not Great

In a series of acute readings of the major religious texts, Christopher Hitchens demonstrates the ways in which religion is man-made, dangerously sexually repressive and distorts the very origins of the cosmos.

Author: Christopher Hitchens

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 0857897152

Category: Religion

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In god is Not Great Hitchens turned his formidable eloquence and rhetorical energy to the most controversial issue in the world: God and religion. The result is a devastating critique of religious faith god Is Not Great is the ultimate case against religion. In a series of acute readings of the major religious texts, Christopher Hitchens demonstrates the ways in which religion is man-made, dangerously sexually repressive and distorts the very origins of the cosmos. Above all, Hitchens 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'.

Summary of Christopher Hitchens s God Is Not Great by Swift Reads

In God Is Not Great, Hitchens examines the lives of several complicated men and
women whose ideologies earned them a cult following, if not a deified status of
sorts. He cites Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr. and even the Islamic prophet

Author: Swift Reads

Publisher: Swift Reads


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In God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (2007), journalist Christopher Hitchens argues that religious faith is not necessary for humanity’s progress. In fact, faith in supernatural beings has slowed scientific advancement, led to human rights violations, and facilitated the creation of totalitarian regimes… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Summary of God Is Not Great

God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens Book Summary Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.) It doesn't matter if you follow a specific religion, if you are a believer or an atheist, this ...

Author: Abbey Beathan


ISBN: 9781646153145

Category: Study Aids

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God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens Book Summary Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.) It doesn't matter if you follow a specific religion, if you are a believer or an atheist, this book will keep you hooked with its ideas. Christopher Hitchens illustrates with eloquent clarity how religion damages society and shows proof after proof about everything he says. Without censoring what he has to say, God is Not Great is a spectacular and unabridged look to the atheist vision and why Hitchens thinks that religion is poisonous. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it." - Christopher Hitchens God is Not Great teaches you a more secular life which is based on reason and science, making claims that you are able to back up with evidence. He shows you a lifestyle where you question everything around you so you become a more critical and clever individual. Hitchens always delivers a great read and in this new title, he continues his streak. Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion, revealing his discontent to their institutions and beliefs. Are you willing to listen? P.S. God is Not Great is an amazing book that reveals the ideology of one of the world's most famous atheists. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan

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Because God is Great

God is the one who heals, who creates, who answers prayers and extends grace
and forgiveness. Our proclamation may fail us because we are not totally
convinced that God is God. Proclamation is not just good for others, but it is a
helpful ...

Author: Eddy Ekmekji

Publisher: Yervant Ekmekji

ISBN: 0988284006

Category: Religion


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Found God s Will

He said something like this: “Mr. Edwards, do not forget the inner man, the heart.
The cavalry officer knows that his life depends upon his saber, so he keeps it
clean. Every stain he wipes off with the greatest care. Mr. Edwards, you are God's

Author: John MacArthur, Jr.

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 078140360X

Category: Religion

Page: 64

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Does God have a path for me? How do I make the right choices in life? Why is it so difficult to uncover God's will? Trusted pastor and teacher John MacArthur answers these vital questions and more. Found: God's Will shares six powerful principles that will give you direction, fill you with purpose, and give you the confidence to live out His plan for you.

God Is Here to Stay

Science, Evolution, and Belief in God Thomas R. McFaul, Al Brunsting. theistic
views by ... Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything; Onfray,
Atheist Manifesto: the Case Against Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. xiv Preface.

Author: Thomas R. McFaul

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 163087180X

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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God Is Here to Stay offers new insights into one of humankind's most profound questions: Does God exist? During the past ten years, theists and new atheists have argued to prove or disprove God's existence. Examining the pros and cons of each side leads to one overarching conclusion: The existence of God can be neither proven nor disproven with complete certainty, even though both sides draw on modern science to support their views. Drs. Thomas R. McFaul and Al Brunsting approach the question of God's existence from an entirely fresh perspective. They examine scientific knowledge in several areas ranging across the physical sciences and human experience to explain how the universe operates within very narrow and highly structured boundaries. Most importantly, they create an innovative L-M Confidence Scale to establish confidence levels, not proofs, on how scientific discoveries impact belief in God. McFaul and Brunsting describe the three stages of scientific evolution. In stage 1, the world's religions developed divergent pre-scientific views. Modern science started with stage 2, during which atheists predicted that science would eventually eradicate religion. In stage 3, the authors show how science, evolution, and belief in God have become increasingly integrated and mutually supportive.

To Know God and the Soul

Furthermore, God has within himself “all the invisible and immutable ideas (
rationes) of even the visible and mutable things ... God, however, is not great by
that greatness which is not what he is so that God would participate in it to be
great; ...

Author: Roland J. Teske

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813214874

Category: Religion

Page: 289

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This is a collection of articles that focus on Augustine's philosophical thought and language about God; his argument for the existence of God; properties of God, such as his sustainability and immutability; and the question raised by the Manichees about what God was doing before he created the world.

NPNF1 03 On the Holy Trinity Doctrinal Treatises Moral Treatises

Those Things Which Belong Absolutely to God as an Essence, are Spoken of the
Trinity in the Singular, Not in the Plural. 11. As, therefore, we do not say three
essences, so we do not say three greatnesses, or three who are great. For in
things ...


Publisher: CCEL

ISBN: 1610250508



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Hope in the Dark

Hope in the Dark, by pastor Craig Groeschel, explores that poignant contradiction with gentle honesty, biblical truths, and stories of people who wrestled with deeply personal questions about God and faith.

Author: Craig Groeschel


ISBN: 9780310343110

Category: Christian life

Page: 176

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Sometimes it feels impossible to reconcile the pain of our circumstances with the image of an all-loving, all-powerful God. Hope in the Dark, by pastor Craig Groeschel, explores that poignant contradiction with gentle honesty, biblical truths, and stories of people who wrestled with deeply personal questions about God and faith.

The Clarity of God s Existence

On the other hand, if it can be shown that it is not clear that God exists then
Historic Christianity and its exclusivist claims ... Russell's challenge into the
contemporary discussion: The End of Faith by Sam Harris, God is not Great by
Christopher ...

Author: Owen Anderson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621892158

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The Clarity of God's Existence examines the need for theistic proofs within historic Christianity, and the challenges to these since the Enlightenment. Historically (and scripturally), Christianity has maintained that unbelief is inexcusable. If failing to know God is a sin, the implication is that humans can and should know God. Humans should know God because his eternal power and divine nature are clearly revealed in the things that are made. And yet, Anderson argues, more time is spent on avoiding the need for clarity to establish inexcusability than on actually providing an argument or proof. Proofs that rely on Aristotle or Plato and that establish a Prime Mover or designer are thought to be sufficient. But the adequacy of these, not only to prove the God of theism, but also to prove anything at all, has been called into question by Enlightenment thinkers like David Hume. After considering the traditional proofs, and tracing the history of challenges to theistic proofs (from Hume to Kant and down to the twentieth century), Anderson argues that the standard methods of apologetics have failed to sufficiently respond. Classical Apologetics, Evidentialism, Presuppositionalism, Reformed Epistemology, and others fail to adequately answer the challenges of the Enlightenment. If this is the case, what is the outcome for Christianity? Anderson offers an explanation as to why traditional proofs have failed, and for what is necessary to offer a proof that not only responds to Hume and Kant but also establishes the clarity of God's existence. The traditional proofs failed precisely in not aiming at the clarity of God's existence, and they failed in this because of a faulty view of the goal of Christian life. If the blessed life is to be attained in a direct vision of God in heaven, then there is little to no reason to ask for more than the bare minimum required to get into heaven (justification). Furthermore, if the highest blessing is this direct vision, then the glory of God revealed in his work is considered as less important and even set aside. By way of contrast, if God's eternal power and divine nature are clearly revealed in his works, and the blessing comes in knowing God, then it is of the utmost importance for Christianity to demonstrate the clarity of God's existence.

What God Is Not

and accessible, and yet we don't like God beyond our reach, either. What does
this tell us? It tells us that we like God being not too big, not too small, but just
right. Yet deep down we know that God can't be simply what we decide or what
we're ...

Author: Donald Ashe

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1607918072

Category: Religion

Page: 60

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The purpose of the book is to inspire dialog about God along with logical, honest thinking by chiseling away at common misconceptions and even self-delusions that tragically separate us from one another and cripple spirituality. Four basic questions are confronted about God: How does God exist, where does God exist, how do we relate to God, and what is God's relevancy? Even though these concepts can be challenging and provocative, Donald Ashe writes in a style that's easy to read and leaves you wanting more. Donald Ashe is an ordained minister living in Southern California where he teaches philosophy.

Super Spiritual Stories of a Great Grandmaster

Mans understanding is not great enough to understand it unless we open up
spiritually. That dirty-mouthed kid is sent to us to help us understand about God's
son Jesus Christ, and his forgiveness for us all. All of us condemned that kid as

Author: Dr. Kauf

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465325557

Category: Religion

Page: 183

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Then I looked him in the eyes and said. "Remember this Tommy. There is always something. If you can,t find it just know there is no such thing as bad luck or accident. All is Gods will. There is always something. Ask God. Know always, God helps." Yes, I know the answer to Tommys question. I accepted it initially without doubt. Gods heavenly spirit flows out into us all, with the truth. The Mystical experience will lead to the making of a new generation of Great Grandmasters. They will be Christ bearers, to the world in the future. Tommy must carry on. It was so ironic that Tommys father had been a top-notch policeman. Then Tommy had to watch his mother being killed by a policeman. What meaning, psychic or otherwise could I get from it? I guess the answer to that might lie in the fact that God is concerned about making our souls perfect. Tommy would need to gain the faith to make his limitations become possibilities and turn his fears into unconditional love. Years ago, I was training Tommys father, in martial arts and he asked me to ride with him from midnight till 8 AM. He was the only sheriffs deputy in the county, of 500 square miles, on the road. It was not like today when you dont pull up on a dangerous situation without backup. Bar fights, domestics, robberies, and what ever, you responded to alone. The tactics that Tommys father used, would get him fired today. We got a call that a boy had a gun and was shooting up a small town that had no police protection. Tommys father turned on his flashers and started to respond to the call. I could tell by the way he was driving that he was using his intuitive talents. All at once he hit the brakes, and pulled the car to the side of the road. He said. "You drive." I was not a sheriffs deputy and did not have any right to drive that vehicle. Tommys father wouldve been fired if the Sheriff found out. I drove, and he meditated. I knew Tommys father was heading for trouble not just by disobeying the rules, but also if anything went wrong, no one would believe his story. Tommys father would never be able to explain that he was using his sixth sense to link with the higher realms of perception, and God Almighty. He must have read my mind. He said to me. "I have to try to save that boys life! I am receiving an energy that is higher in vibration and totally spiritual. God Almighty has a reason for that boy to live." He picked up my coat that was laying in the back seat and put it on, covering his uniform. The boy was last seen on Main Street in the downtown area. Tommys dad directed me to turn and drive towards the school. As I did it came over the radio. Someone shot back at the kid, from an upstairs window. The kid ran towards the school. As we got close to the school Tommys father jumped out of the cruiser and ran towards the playground area. I followed on foot. I know that most people will not believe what Im about to say. Before the end of the story youll understand how this happened, because Tommy is so much like his dad, in reaching into the depths of the unknown. The boy pointed the gun at Tommys father. Tommys father said. "Im on your side. I come to fight the evil." The boy raised the gun pointing it. He fired over Tommys fathers left shoulder. Tommys father was walking towards the kid and did not stop. He said in a loving voice. "You got it! Put the gun down, your safe." Tommys father was staring into the eyes of the kid as he continued to walk towards him. The boy handed the gun to him. Tommys father placed his hand on the kids shoulder. I could see the healing energy of Ki or Spirit transfer to the young boy. We walked back to the cruiser, and the boy said, crying. "I dont know what happened. All I

Who Is Allah

God is Great, or Greater (than anything or anyone else imaginable). This
shibboleth is often viewed as the triumphal moment of Muslim conquest or victory
, not the entry point for Muslim ritual prayer and submission to Allah. So common
is the ...

Author: Bruce B. Lawrence

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469620049

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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This vivid introduction to the heart of Islam offers a unique approach to understanding Allah, the central focus of Muslim religious expression. Drawing on history, culture, theology, politics, and the media, Bruce B. Lawrence identifies key religious practices by which Allah is revered and remembered, illuminating how the very name of Allah is interwoven into the everyday experience of millions of Muslims. For Muslims, as for adherents of other religions, intentions as well as practices are paramount in one's religious life. Lawrence elucidates how public utterances, together with private pursuits, reflect the emotive, sensory, and intellectual aspirations of the devout. Ranging from the practice of the tongue (speaking) to practices in cyberspace (online religious activities), Lawrence explores how Allah is invoked, defined, remembered, and also debated. While the practice of the heart demonstrates how Allah is remembered in Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam, the practice of the mind examines how theologians and philosophers have defined Allah in numerous contexts, often with conflicting aims. The practice of the ear marks the contemporary period, in which Lawrence locates and then assesses competing calls for jihad, or religious struggle, within the cacophony of an immensely diverse umma, the worldwide Muslim community.

Knowing God

But what is this to God? “Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all
these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by
name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is
missing” ...

Author: J. I. Packer

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083086945X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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For over 40 years, J. I. Packer's classic has been an important tool to help Christians around the world discover the wonder, the glory and the joy of knowing God. Explaining both who God is and how we can relate to him, this thought-provoking work seeks to transform and enrich the Christian understanding of God. Ebook edition includes both Knowing God and the Knowing God Study Guide.

The Beauty of God s House

I hope, therefore, that my own great debt to him, as publisher, publicist, and friend
, will be not remitted but registered by the contribution that follows. Who Are the
New Atheists? Atheists come and go in various centuries. The phrase “The New ...

Author: Francesca Aran Murphy

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1620324369

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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For thirty years, Stratford Caldecott has been an inspirational figure in liturgy, fantasy literature, graphic novels, spirituality, education, ecology and social theory. Hundreds of people have learned from his spiritual approaches to the great existential questions. The Beauty of God's House is a Festschrift dedicated to him. The book seeks to cover the whole range of Caldecott's interests, from poetics to politics. Anyone interested in the field of theology and the arts will find much to intrigue them in this delightful multi-authored volume. The common core of Stratford's interests is in the beauty of the cosmos and how it reflects the beauty of God. This book is about the beauty of God's "realm," and it conceives God's realm as the arts, politics, liturgy, religions, and human life. It touches on the many places where beauty and spirituality overlap. It is an engagement in theological aesthetics that goes well beyond the "aesthetic."

The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

Christopher Hitchens' God Is Not Great—Anecdotes Against Religion The late
AngloAmerican author, columnist, and literary critic Christopher Hitchens (1949–
2011) was a renowned public intellectual in the United Kingdom and the United ...

Author: Stephen Bullivant

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191667404

Category: Religion

Page: 784

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Recent books by, among others, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have thrust atheism firmly into the popular, media, and academic spotlight. This so-called New Atheism is arguably the most striking development in western socio-religious culture of the past decade or more. As such, it has spurred fertile (and often heated) discussions both within, and between, a diverse range of disciplines. Yet atheism, and the New Atheism, are by no means co-extensive. Interesting though it indeed is, the New Atheism is a single, historically and culturally specific manifestation of positive atheism (the that there is/are no God/s), which is itself but one form of a far deeper, broader, and more significant global phenomenon. The Oxford Handbook of Atheism is a pioneering edited volume, exploring atheism—understood in the broad sense of 'an absence of belief in the existence of a God or gods'—in all the richness and diversity of its historical and contemporary expressions. Bringing together an international team of established and emerging scholars, it probes the varied manifestations and implications of unbelief from an array of disciplinary perspectives (philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, demography, psychology, natural sciences, gender and sexuality studies, literary criticism, film studies, musicology) and in a range of global contexts (Western Europe, North America, post-communist Europe, the Islamic world, Japan, India). Both surveying and synthesizing previous work, and presenting the major fruits of innovative recent research, the handbook is set to be a landmark text for the study of atheism.