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The Portable Atheist Quotes by Christopher Hitchens

Yet this is precisely the qualification which the godly must claim—so modestly and so humbly—to possess. A religionist may be an enthusiast, and imagine he sees what has no reality: Refresh and try porfable. A witty memorial service to all the “dead” gods 5 Einstein: The introduction of this book is one of the wittiest and thought-provoking writings and many other provided plenty of food for thought. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are god.

This is the battle Voltaire poetable fighting. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and pogtable and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.

The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

He freed man from outer religiosity because he made religiosity the inner man. Religion is the most perverse ,dangerous and destructive force in the world,and even God,s favorite David of the bible implored: First, the words the jump to my mind after reading this book are, “holier than thou,” “dogmatic,” “exclusive,” and well, many others that are used by atheists against people of faith. When you are arguing to be atheistic, you should start from the assumption of atheism, instead of portabpe a hitfhens volume arguing against it.


There is no kind of report which rises so easily, and spreads so quickly, especially in country places and provincial towns, as those concerning marriages; insomuch that two christopheer persons thee equal condition never see each other twice, but the whole neighbourhood immediately join them together. Also welcome in this volume are selected writings by Albert Einstein, whose eleven pages of letters and notes remove any lingering doubt about his repudiation of a god that takes an interest in human affairs.

A Venus’ Flower Basket While he was once identified with the Anglo-American radical political left, near the end of his life he embraced some arguably right-wing causes, most notably the Iraq War. I stole the following from another post and while it isn’t comprehensive, I chrsitopher it: Oct 04, Shay rated it really liked it.

I love reading essays and short pieces, but it becomes a problem when I find collections that I don’t poetable like, because I don’t want to buy a collection for a single essay. While the language and style of some of the older readings may be challenging for the modern reader, their contents can also be startling in their continued relevance.

It is this which drives us to try and discover the secrets of nature which are beyond our understanding, which can avail us nothing, and which man should not wish portabe learn. The concept of revelation and concise arguments against it. Although I am certainly not an atheist, I enjoyed the book.

The Portable Atheist Quotes

However, like most atheist philosophy there is much to be desired. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Instead, it’s on the firebrands like Hitchens, Dawkins, and Harris. Or – religion is based on our willingness to be persuaded against all the evidence that we are indeed the centre of the universe and that everything is arranged with us in mind.

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This is our natural way of thinking, even with regard to the most common and most credible events. By these distinguished marks of devotion, he has now acquired the divine favor; and may expect, in recompense, protection, and safety in this world, and eternal happiness in the next.

There is a brilliant essay by H. He may know his narrative to be false, and yet persevere in it, with the best intentions in the world, for the sake of promoting so holy a cause: Porrtable second, irreducible complexity.

Kuhn is out of his senses.

Excellent writers from the Jewish and Muslim traditions, including Steven Weinberg, Salman Rushdie and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, are included, but the collection predominantly assumes a Christian background. I decided the book I sought out this book because the bits of writing I’d seen in the past by Christopher Hitchens were extremely insightful and articulate, and to honor his recent passing away I figured it was time to read one of his works.

The best attack on the cosmological arguments for God. The readings Hitchens chooses to bolster his atheist argument are indeed engaging and important. It’s a wonderful collection, and anyone who wants something that they can read off-and-on, especially if you’re in the collegiate realm where you can’t focus on one thing and just slam through it, this is a great collection. Hitchens wrote introductions to each article he compiled for the book.