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The Rage Against God: How Atheism Led Me to Faith Paperback – December 24, 2011
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This book is very much a testimonial (and an apologetic as well) of a man's life lived in the rapidly changing Britain (and West) of the post-WWII ear through today. Hitchens description of the Britain of his youth is accurate in the narrative of a nation that has slowly ossified and changed from what was a person living in Great Britain would have known prior to WWI. The public confidence in British institutions has greatly changed (witness the wrangling over Princess Diana's death by Queen Elizabeth II, for example) The relevance of Christian life in public life that was common-place and expected, whether at Christmas time or Easter was unquestioned. Hitchens describes how these touchstones have rapidly disappeared to the point where public pronouncements of religious faith are mocked and shunned to the extent that expression becomes an oddity. Witness the Church Of England abandoning so much of the liturgy that was known prior to WWII by almost all Brits. Today, even Biblical history is rapidly disappearing from public life.
Hitchens goes on to make three counterpoints of common lodestars of what non-believers argue as reasons for abandoning faith: religious faith causes conflict, moral relativism and atheism in nation/states. Finally, Hitchens goes on to debate the arguments of how the alternative to the "Christian" state, i.e.Read more ›
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Peter understands European history in a way that I, as an American, know little of. It was enlightening to read his views and very relevant to understand how important the... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Gabriel Garcia Valdivieso
Peter Hitchens brilliantly and humbly deconstructs the self-encircling destruction of atheist thought and morality. Read morePublished 1 month ago by C. S. Godwin
Hitchens takes the reader on a journey of doubt to faith. His anecdotes about life in Soviet Russia reinforce his belief in God and Christianity.Published 2 months ago by K. King
I read this a few years ago, and have recently been thinking back about this book. So that says something about the message of the book, that it does have a bit of timeless truth... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Codefro
A very good book that allows people understand the great anti-theist movement around the globe and under very different regimes. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mauricio A.
Excellent book and well written (of course). Insightful in the laying bear of his soul...Published 4 months ago by Ron Sagnella
Really good book. It addresses theology but from a political and historical perspective. It's a short book and for the price worth readingPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer