Jason's Reviews > God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review

really liked it

If one is already a card-carrying Atheist, the arguments against the faith-and-belief in a god are familiar, but well presented. But if one is a questioning believer, Hitchins is a fine Virgil to giude you through the hell that is organized religion, revealing many of its inadequacies (creationism, biblical ethics, racism, sexism, child abuse, animal abuse, anti-science) and offering secular humanism as a viable alternative.
My only criticism is of the audiobook version, in which the author narrated. Surprisingly, Mr. Hitchins was a horrible audiobook narrator. Warning to your ears: he fluctuates his intonations wildly within a spoken sentence, starting with an ear-splitting explosion of words, reaching a normal decibel in the middle, then trailing off into a saliva drenched mumbling spittle whisper at the end; because of this one must blast the volume to hear the end of the sentences or risk not hearing what are usually the most important parts of the sentences. Because of this I am now deaf. Thank you, Mr. Hitchins. Regardless, he will be missed.
1 like · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read God Is Not Great.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

August 6, 2016 – Started Reading
August 6, 2016 – Shelved
August 6, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
August 18, 2016 – Finished Reading

Comments Showing 1-2 of 2 (2 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Linton Mr. Hitchins horrible audio narration was due to Esophageal cancer. Symptoms often include pain when swallowing, a hoarse voice, enlarged lymph nodes ("glands") around the collarbone, a dry cough, and possibly coughing up or vomiting blood. I agree the little god is not great but THE GREAT GOD IS ALMIGHTY.

Jason Carolyn dear, this audiobook was published in 2007. Mr. Hitchens was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. His slobbering and variable volume speaking may have been his way of speaking dramatically, or from his smoking and drinking addictions.
I do not know what a GREAT GOD is because there is no evidence for one, nor has one revealed itself yet, and there is no need for one in the universe. Only mankind in desperation, or struggling for power, needs one.
May Nature bless you with health.

back to top