Another new book about atheism is out. If this keeps up, maybe the one tiny shelf dedicated to this subject — smack dab in the center of the 50+ shelves of the religion section at my local bookstore — will overflow its boundaries and the topic will get another shelf.
The book I’m talking about is god is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens. (I accidentally capitalized all the words in the title of the book, but have edited to fix my mistake.) Now, I’m not a fan of Hitchens for reasons that I won’t got into at this time. And I wasn’t planning to read his book. But Slate has published a few excerpts this week and I think I’ve changed my mind. Why? These pieces made me laugh. I found the humor in Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion to be the most appealing part of the book, and I laughed out loud quite a few times while reading it (although I’m sure that many readers failed to see anything that was funny between those two covers). From these excerpts, it seems like Hitchens’s book might be even more fun to read…. see for yourself.
P.S. Hitchens says that Karl Rove is an atheist. Ain’t that interestin’?