Sunday, September 14, 2008
Hitchens' indictment of religion - not just Christianity and Islam, but nearly everything else there is - asks, among other things, "Is religion child abuse?" Those forcibly inculcated by repressive religions will likely feel it has been far too long since that question was taken up seriously. The only real issue with the book is that Hitchens is speaking over the heads of most of the audience that would be well-served by this book; packed with literary references and sometimes using dense and roundabout prose, it is mostly aimed at educated people who have probably already opened up their own questions about faith. Still a worthwhile read, however.