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Antonio A
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Posted - Dec 21 2007 :  12:45:48 AM  Show Profile Send Antonio A a Private Message
It was really a pleasure for me to read this book review,

The Apologia of an Atheist Mammal
December 2007By Anne Barbeau Gardiner

Anne Barbeau Gardiner, a Contributing Editor of the NOR, is Professor Emerita of English at John Jay College of the City University of New York. She has published on Dryden, Milton, and Swift, as well as on Catholics of the 17th century.

god is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. By Christopher Hitchens. Twelve (an imprint of Warner Books). 307 pages. $24.95.

In the title and throughout his book god is not Great, neoconservative Christopher Hitchens uses the lower case "g" for God. Not surprisingly, Jupiter, Isis, Krishna, and Buddha, et al. get a capital letter. Silly, yes, but it is a sign of his hostility toward, and his desire to disparage God. Hitchens caricatures the worship of the Almighty as squirming in miserable consciousness of one's sins and of contemplating life as only a short interval before eternity. No Christian Church could exist, he declares, if "human mammals" (he loves to call us "mammals") had not been fearful of "the weather, the dark, the plague, the eclipse, and all manner of other things now easily explicable." Hitchens claims that religion arose during our prehistory to meet an infantile need for reassurance.

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Pro-life Sarah
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Posted - Mar 16 2008 :  08:35:29 AM  Show Profile Send Pro-life Sarah a Private Message
WOW. That's a lot to take in. Very contradictory. Perhaps this guy should talk to Lee Strobel. He has some great defenses of faith....have you read those books? Just curious.... they are well done. Strobel started out an atheist seeking to disprove the existence of God and ended up doing the opposite.

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BARBAQUED
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Posted - Mar 18 2008 :  4:59:22 PM  Show Profile Send BARBAQUED a Private Message
Anthony:
Why do you like this stuff? I mean check out the article, it starts with POISON. Were you one of those kids whose Mom had to lock up all the cleaning stuff? When you see the word poison it does not mean take a little taste. Kind of like H.P. just a little wont matter.
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