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The Rage Against God

British subtitle: Why Faith is the Foundation of Civilization

Here’s a brief update…I’m taking my time reading this book by Peter Hitchens in order to absorb and process what he is saying. One of his obvious goals in writing is to assist his readers in understanding the history and causes of the diminishing of religious faith in Britain, Germany and Russia/Soviet Union, particularly between WW1 and WW2. He reviews the devastating affects this has had on these nations and the world up to the present. Being a former socialist and atheist himself, he asserts that atheism, not theism, has proven to be the more deadly poison.
It’s interesting, the British version of the book carries the subtitle Why Faith is the Foundation of Civilization. Too bad the American version didn’t keep it but instead chose How Atheism Led Me to Faith.   Why?  Because in terms of faith, America is headed down the same path of Europe.

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2 Responses to “The Rage Against God”


  1. 2 Karen
    September 18, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    I found a review of the book by David Bentley Hart on this subject, which you might find interesting:

    http://orthocath.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/book-review-atheist-delusions-by-david-bentley-hart/


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