IBF 22: Book Comment: God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens
I know, ugh. I just posted the following on GoodReads, which I consider a "comment" and not a "review" because, well that's in the comment: So... people have done bad things in the name of religion. If that's news to you then you live in a very special place. Conversely, if you think that religion is required for people to behave, that says more about your own un-self-actualized existence where doing the right thing requires external motivations. Sad. But to say that the problem is religion elevates how religion influences the daily individual behaviors way too much. The Problem isn't Religion, any more than Religion is the Answer. The answer is dealing with bad people using this social/cultural thing to their own ends. So... I'm bailing on reading the rest of this book after reading 25% because lining up all the misdeeds of the religious does not represent the behaviors or failings of all religious. Moving on.
amazon link: God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens