Discuss "God is not Great" with Omarzu|
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"God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything," - Author: Christopher Hitchens - Discussion led by: Joan Omarzu
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RET Skeptic Book Club
December 9th, 2007; 4:00 p.m.
Barnes and Noble Booksellers - Suburban
8029 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN
In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris's recent bestseller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope's awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.
About the Author
Chistopher Hitchens is widely published polemicist and frequent radio and TV commentator. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a visiting professor of liberal studies at the New School in New York. He is currently living in Washington, DC.
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Dec. 04, 2007