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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Even in its foundations most religions are obviously built up on previous ones; so, for example: 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.

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According to him, Communism—with its rigid hierarchy and infallibility illusion—simply imitated the priestly kingdoms of antiquity. Carte Paperback — 07 Jul Carte Paperback — 07 Dec No one doubts that a fundamentalist faith can be bad for society as a whole — since it allows for only one usually pretty ridiculous ‘truth’ — but what of all those Sunday-believers christophef seem to show some common sense regarding at least some of the issues on which their faith’s stand is too absurd to countenance?

Carte Paperback — 05 May 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.


Carte Paperback — September Do recall that this is not about religious fundamentalism or fanaticism but rather religion as such.

Unfortunately, they are also taken very seriously by very, very many people. Carte Paperback — 05 Oct Religion and god-belief are, after all, phenomenally silly things. In general, he finds nothing of quality in it.

First he slips the noose of natural-scientific reason around the neck of piety. Basically Hitchens directs four accusations at religious faith: And with that, he shoots himself in the foot. Philosophical discussions between believers and unbelievers have never been more necessary than now when religion is being used so terribly as a pretext or cause?

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Hitchens offers all sorts of personal anecdotes, and he certainly has had a wide range of experiences, and he has gotten around. Carte Paperback — 13 Apr After all the Gulag was a project of godless Communism; and Hitler was hardly in love uirte the Tables of the Law from Sinai, with their eternal commandments and prohibitions. Carte Paperback — 03 Jun God created the original chaos, in contrast to the pagan gods who emerged from it.

It would run something like this: Carte Paperback — 06 Nov For Hitchens, this is an atrocity; but for all his outrage, he nearly forgets the point of the story, that in the end Abraham did not kill his son.

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We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. The German edition is Der Herr ist kein Hirte: Given his evident literary sensibilities, it is difficult to believe him on this point.

Certainly, his call for “a renewed Enlightenment” is ksin that one wishes would be heeded, but it seems unlikely that this book will help pave the way. Carte Paperback — 10 Aug Then he lets it quarter itself on its own contradictions, before boiling the pieces in the oil of his righteous anger.

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Economic ian In its wake, man could face creation freely. Every totalitarian state is—for Hitchens—basically a theocracy.

Carte Paperback — 04 Dec Carte Paperback — June But according to Hitchens, religion is to blame in these instances as well. He grew up in England, but left early for America where he has enjoyed a brilliant career as a journalist. Carte Paperback — March Carte Paperback — May Christopyer argued in favour of free expression and scientific discovery, and that it was superior to religion christoper an ethical code of conduct for human civilization.

Carte Paperback — 19 Aug