From the October, 2007 issue of Touchstone
Toxic Waste by Richard Kirk

Toxic Waste

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
by Christopher Hitchens
Twelve Books, Hachette Book Group USA, 2007
(307 pages, $24.99, hardcover)

reviewed by Richard Kirk

Sam Harris’s The End of Faith apparently set other atheist minds to thinking, “If a Stanford graduate student can write a popular religion-bashing book, surely I can do better.” Christopher Hitchens’s recent effort in this genre employs a broader literary and cultural palate than Harris or Richard Dawkins ( The God Delusion), but philosophically, God Is Not Great is as shallow as its predecessors.

Among other irritants, its chatty apologia for European secularism is pep . . .


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