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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Carte Paperback — August Since all the chrixtopher he cites as examples depend deeply on the Bible. This, of course, drives opponents of religion such as Hitchens nuts: Carte Paperback — 03 May fer There is an even stronger rebuttal to this book.

Join the Telos Press mailing list. Carte Paperback — 05 Dec Christopher Eric Hitchens 13 April — 15 December was a British author, columnist, essayist, orator, journalist, and religious, literary, and social critic. But according to Hitchens, religion is to blame in these instances as well.

Carte Paperback — 24 Nov 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.

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Carte Paperback — 27 Oct Carte Paperback — 15 Mar Carte Paperback — 10 Aug Hitchens might objects that all these scientists ceased to be religious faithful at the moment when they began to work scientifically.

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? Carte Paperback — 04 Dec In general, he finds nothing of quality in it.


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.

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. That is not true. According to Hitchens, the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible, is one long nightmare, dwr which a cranky god thrones over a chosen people that he incites to genocide.

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Then he lets it quarter itself on its own contradictions, before boiling the pieces in the oil of his righteous anger. Carte Paperback — February 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.

Hitchens finds in the Bible only a good phrase or some nice verse, here and there, but nothing more.

First hegr slips the noose of natural-scientific reason around the neck of piety. Carte Paperback — 19 Aug Most of the objections are familiar, and if some of the examples and the way they are put are more colourful than usual they are still not effectively presented in any way that is likely to lead a believer or a sympathiser to re-think their attitude. And on the fourth day, He set sun, moon, and hitxhens in the heaven, as a sign for times, days, and years.


And the Catholic Church stood shoulder to shoulder with fascists, be it in Austria, Hungary, or Slovakia, where a Nazi puppet regime was even led by a cleric Josef Tiso.

The Joseph story that Thomas Mann retells expansively in his best novel? Carte Paperback — 06 Nov Carte Hardback — 22 Aug Attacking organised religion can chrsitopher like shooting fish in a barrel: Carte Paperback — 07 Dec 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.

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Every rer state is—for Hitchens—basically a theocracy. 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. One has to give it to Hitchens who, as executioner, does a thorough job. According to him, Communism—with its rigid hierarchy and infallibility illusion—simply imitated the priestly kingdoms of antiquity. Hitchens constructs an absolute opposition between religion on the christopuer side and scientific thinking on the other.