I never read more than excerpts from the books of the late Christopher Hitchens. I've read many of his essays and followed some of his debates against theists. A funny guy. A great mind. A powerful spokesperson for atheism.
Having said that, one of his books in particular caught my attention and has always been on my "books to read" list. Somehow I've just never gotten around to doing it. I think I already have a pretty good idea of his position on this matter. Probably I would agree with much of what he wrote there.
But that title: God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. Wow. Stamp it out everyone, it is the great bane of humanity!
If somehow religion could be killed off like a poisonous weed, then everything would be fine. Correct?
Interestingly, in the United Kingdom this book was released under the title: God Is Not Great: The Case Against Religion. I wonder why that is the case. I think I know.
If I were forced to choose but one noun to describe the deadly poison of human existence, it would be this one: inhumanity.
A religion or philosophy that effectively combats that is the antidote.