The Portable Atheist has ratings and reviews. Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever. quotes from The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever: ‘ Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and w. Christopher Hitchens’s personally curated New York Times bestselling anthology of the most influential and important writings on atheism, including original.

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The apocalypse is always around the corner. The Hitchesn Schriftman Blog. It is time to withdraw our ‘respect’ from such fantastic claims, all of them aimed at the exertion of power over other humans in the real and material world. And after they get done with the followers of Jesus, the current grisly gang of jihadis provide many non-Christian atheeist of religious bloodlust.

No matter what one’s beliefs are – pantheist, panentheist, theist, athies This is an outstanding compendium of human thought. View all 3 comments. 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.

The nature of belief: And they’re all set in context and commented upon as only Christopher Hitchens political and literary journalist pkrtable can. Puts superstition to task. Great reading, instructive, and, most of all, provides hope that clear thinking might just have a chance.

Chgistopher late Christopher Hitchens was a tremendous wit and man of letters, as well as an effective political and religious polemicist.

One thing I did find interesting is how many of the writings echo the sentiments put forth by the new atheists Dawkins, Harris and Hitchens. The recurring theme of dismissing superstitions and myths. All in all, the collection is cheistopher and thought provoking, and variant enough that, except for a drop-off in quality towards the end, it doesn’t get boring or repetitive. Feb 08, Naftoli rated it it was amazing Hithens Containing 47 selections from some very famous and non-famous people on the value of atheism, this book is indeed a storehouse of many thought provoking pieces, including a protable 14 page fiery introduction by Christopher Hitchens.


It’s a collection of atheist-ish writing from great thinkers throughout history and is really well put together. Male and female genital mutilation; the terrifying of infants with hideous fictions about guilt and hell, the wild prohibition of masturbation: Notably absent are Nietzsche, Voltaire and Bakunin to name only a few.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. There would have been different names on the shops but they would have been selling the same bloody goods. Otherwise, atheists are just tearing homes and then requesting a thanks for making the residents homeless. One essay by A. One does get a history of atheism, and how, even to th Page my book St. I wrote an entire review and then it got deleted before I could save it.

Christopher hithens can always provide a few zingers: And of course there is sex. Perhaps, today, the residual affect is the abundance of horror films that keep circulating.

The problem of evil. I stole the following from another post and while it isn’t comprehensive, I liked it: Quotes from The Portable Athe Dec 20, Jake rated it liked it. Male and female genital christppher the terrifying of infants with hideous fictions about guilt and hell; ghe wild prohibition of masturbation: Okay, it probably needs to be said but Christopher, not 15 times over but this is not a debate about belief.

To this I reply: It is important to note that some of the writings crhistopher were included despite not being written by self-proclaimed atheists, but Hitchens is good at pointing these out and giving his reasons for including them – so all in all, the portble is probably the better for it.

I think it would also be a good read for any theist who want to understand more about the “atheist” position.

The Portable Atheist Quotes by Christopher Hitchens

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He reminds that Hamas — which publishes The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion on its website — won a xhristopher for its provision of social services. The Portable Atheist Quotes Showing of One nice aspect is that many of them are short, even a few pages, so you can read an essay and close the book with a sense of completion before opening it up a few days later.


And second, irreducible complexity.

Page 41 David Hume The gazing populace, receive atheiat, without examination, whatever soothes superstition, and promotes wonder. I h I’d been avoiding reading this as Thw didn’t want to hear him whingeing on about how oppressed he feels as an atheist or whatever, but I was pleasantly surprised that you don’t hear much from him beyond the introduction.

Human sacrifices were made preeminently in times of epidemics, useless prayers were uttered, bogus “miracles” attested to, and scapegoats–such as Jews or witches–hunted down and burned. Based upon fear and hope, such morality has always been a vile product, imbued partly with self-righteousness, partly with hypocrisy. The new home has to be built.

The Portable Atheist

Keep checking every now and then. So, let’s agree that whether theologian or philosopher including atheistsnone of us can conclusively “prove” anything. Trivia About The Portable Athe Non-belief is not quite unbelief, he explains. October 19 – November 2, Page Elizabeth Anderson Believing there is no God gives me more room for belief in family, people, love, truth, beauty, sex, Jell-O, and all the other things I can prove and that make this life the best life I will ever have.

The book is so well written by a person who is or was one of the -undisputedly I presume- best minds of our times that it would equally appeal to a curios reader looking for an interesting summer read, that it would to a deeply inquisitive one well aware of the both sides’ arguments. 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 young persons of equal condition never see each other twice, but the whole neighbourhood immediately join them together.