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5.0 out of 5 stars Not only hilarious, insane!, April 12, 2012
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This review is from: The Last Testament: A Memoir (Hardcover)
Studied, thoughtful, informed, savvy, by far the best antidote to the toxins of monotheistic religion I have ever come across.

God's `contributor,' David Javerbaum, sweeps away the arrogance of piety with wit, imagination and great sophistication. With no visceral attacks, no trace of anger, Javerbaum dispenses with incongruous myth and historical fallacy; Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris wrapped together into one bawdy vaudeville act.

Persuasive and disarming in his assault on the absurdities and contradictions of Abrahamic scripture; with charm and tickle-me-pink humor, Javerbaum brilliantly achieves what Hitchens sternly advised in a November 2010 BBC interview wth Jeremy Paxman: "Mockery of religion is one of the most essential things because to demystify supposedly 'holy text dictated by god' and show that they are man made and what you have to show [is] there [are] internal inconsistencies and absurdities. One of the beginnings of human emancipation is the ability to laugh at authority... it is an indispensable thing. People can call it blasphemy if they like, but if they call it that they have to assume there is something to be blasphemed - some divine work. Well I don't accept the premise."

A comedic epiphany. You may never know what hit you but you'll be laughing out loud from God's Prologue and the Book of Againesis to the end of Revelation. Laughter indeed proves to be the best remedy against the rigidity and bluster of fundamentalist doctrine and dogma -- Christian, Muslim or Jew.
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