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God Is Not Great (Christopher Hitchens)
Difficult to know what category to put this in.
I haven't read his book before, but he is devastating in his analysis of religious/irrational/dogmatic thought.
I don't believe that he hates decent people who happen to have faith.
I think that he hates people who condemn decent people who do not have faith.
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Thanks Atheist- why does one have to have hope for the future? Enormous motivation I guess. I look forward to the future every day. I am looking forward to spending eternity with God. Faith is a huge strength to me daily. I get it that some people don't have this, and as I said, what a shame for the likes of Hitchens and his pessimism. I enjoy listening to both of the Hitchens brothers but there is a deep brooding pessimism and darkness about them which is sad to see.
//Have you read the book, Khandro?//
We have a copy here, which we've had a long time I have skimmed through it, my wife has read it thoroughly. It is certainly full of hate & particularly at Islam.
Hate can come at a price; Christopher died painfully of cancer at a fairly young age, and his more intellectual brother Peter, a Christian who appears not to hate anybody is still going very strong.
Just sayin' 🙄
'...... Hateful feelings are normal when they occur sporadically. However, the effects of feeling hatred over a long period of time can have devastating effects on your mind and body. Feelings of rage and hatred build up in the mind, body and soul, affecting the body’s organs and natural processes and breeding further negative emotions. Hatred is a form of neurosis, fixation and judgment that is harmful to you. If continued, it leads to conflicts in relationships and to bodily dis-ease.....'
Joanna Kleovoulou, Clinical Psychologist,