God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens (Audiobook)

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This is the complete audiobook God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens, narrated by Christopher Hitchens. The book, a withering criticism of monotheistic revelations, was originally published on May 1, 2007.

Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was an English author, essayist, journalist, and writer of over 30 books, including five collections of essays.

24 thoughts on “God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens (Audiobook)

  1. Perhaps my favorite public speaker reading my favorite non-fiction book. Unfortunately, he sounds COMPLETELY bored reading his own work. I wonder if this was recorded before his debate tour or after?

  2. Always fun to prove another example of when Chrissy Hitchens lied.
    Chrissy took the USA oath of citizenship in 2005, pledging to ''bear true Faith and allegiance to the USA Constitution.
    Chrissy's book is the perfect example of being against the First Amendment to the Constitution?
    But maybe Chrissy was just joking and he really did not want to ban religion and ban books?

  3. Christopher often talks of the enlightenment. Thanks to the likes of Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, but mainly to the plain speaking no nonsense approach of this eloquent intelligence of this well read and learned man, I have experienced my enlightenment, and yes, it is truly life changing. I don’t agree with absolutely everything he proclaims, I believe that consciousness continues after death! But with out doubt, religion poisons everything. Religion is with out exception, man made, as is the gods they worship.

    Hitch, you are missed, but your good words, deeds and work lives on! Forgive my playful satire, but, God bless you and all those you influence and educate.

  4. I will certainly buy a copy of this intelligent work. I love the feel of a book, and I learn more easily by reading the printed word. Hitch's logic and reasoning has helped me to shake free of religion. 😊.

  5. Religion, God, faith, whatever, satisfies some underlying biological imperative or we wouldn't have it. Expecting humans to abandon religion is as realistic and as ultimately useful as expecting humans to abandon self-interest, ambition, appetite, sexual desire, the appreciation of beauty, etc. blah blah blah etc. Posh English guys running their mouths in a salon revolution aren't going to fix anything.

  6. The premise of the argument is wrong. Religion may poison everything, but that's only our perception of what God is. That's where the error lies. God has nothing to do with religion. Don't blame God for what what we have done with religion.

  7. I came here by reference to listen to the some-one prompted by "science and reason" only to find him speak of the wonder of the mysticism of the universe and genes. So whether you admit that you don't know and just choose not to believe the Bible or even to believe the Bibles narrative; – science and reason and the great authors of other fables will not necessarily provide a more conclusive value system and you remain clueless.
    No problem if you are in a romantic awe but it does not conclusively therefor debunk religion.

    Granted there is the system of religion which is driven by fear, ritual and comfort but I will maintain that there is still apart from that, a faith based value system which also include science and reason and HONESTY. So by claiming that YOU did not have that experience does not mean that it does not exist. Unless you regard yourself as an omnipresent entity. As reason and science dictate- the question only remains an unanswered one with current (your) evidence pointing in another direction. To make conclusive remarks would only expose a hidden agenda (prejudice) driven by fear, ritual and comfort. Whether you want to call it atheism, agnosticism, monotheism or whatever.. I will continue to listen past the 17 minute mark but can tell you now that the information (or assumptions/ conclusion) that you have (mentioned so far) about christianity is devoid of substance…. and is most probably from practitioners religion who regurgitate what they have heard without personal experience or reason.

  8. I am NOT a atheist nor a christian. But there is a God…being…intelligence of some kind.
    So I was wondering when Mr Hitchens passed away and was looking over his body (Love the man by the way.) and possibly thought to himself. "I didn't see that one coming!"

  9. Heres yet another interesting conclusion. God is an evil child murdering piece of work that allows mass genocide as of outright gangsterism as tyranically as he does hypocritically and is to be held in utter contempt ever no matter what.

    Needless to say the word god being a catatonic umbrella corporational term of conditions applying left right and centre from the start. Nothing else.

    Even if he existed then he is not worthy of worship with all the evil he or it is responsible for throughout the ages. Only that which they call god is responsible for hence only that which would be god is to answer ever. Such when you really think about it only ever has been and will. Where is the point in worshipping that which is evil I always ask christians. Nowhere is the answer but christians no matter what they do just can't possibly comprehend that. As of the next thing ever. You can't teach an old dog new tricks and thats only ever they but not I at least Im pleased to say.
    God is evil and allows these things to happen in the first place as everyone with any real sense knows at least. But nonetheless yeah. Interesting discussion and with a lot of it in my own way I would agree.
    Im not religious and in my own way, don't believe in any god or devil. But I do believe in good and evil within life and death so for that reason an interesting thought nonetheless, I think.


    Phoebe Ortiz
    4 years ago (edited)
    There are little kids on the street without nothing to eat every single day of every year. Some kids are being abused physically and mentally. People are dying from unnecessary causes like wars. Yet the ignorant believer claim that their god is love and claim that he can do any and everything. But, when I pose the question like: "Why won't your god stop innocent kids from dying of hunger?" They always give me a blank expression. Obviously your god is not love nor is it all knowing or all powerful, if he cannot do a simple thing like stop innocent kids from dying of starvation. It seems to me that the believers deity is nothing more then a figment of their own imagination.

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