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Re: [GrassrootsAtheism] are you familiar with god is not great by hitchens?

From: Geoff C.
Sent on: Sunday, May 16, 2010 10:43 AM
I think Christopher Hitchens is critical of the mainstream religions in "God is not Great" because they are the religions that that influence society the most.? I feel the book would not have been as popular (easy to read) if he had also focused on the numerous, equally poisonous but less popular religions.

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On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 9:49 AM, chuck kaltwasser <[address removed]> wrote:
to Christopher McLaughlin

Are you familiar with "God is not Great = how religions poisons everything" by Christopher Hitchens?? What I find kind of odd about the book is no mention about Taoism?? Is Taoism not mentioned because you can only find it in the library and never on television?? Can you remember Laoze or Lao-tse or even Confucius mentioned on TV?

Also, he makes no mention about Theosophy, no mention of Cosmic Consciousness by Richard Maurice Bucke, no mention of spiritually inspired poets like William Blake, all the things that might relate even indirectly to what ever "god" is, but these things are just gathering dust in the library, so aren't good for the television camera.

http://books.google.com/books?id=TAdt2phAjY8C&printsec=frontcover&dq=cosmic+consciousness&source=bl&ots=81XdqrYJZv&sig=GWoNU4w-e31oXcokuHadYVTmtY0&hl=en&ei=XfXvS5nzBaDEM9u2_N4P&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CC4Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

The link enclosed has something to do with Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke, he might be new to you.? Mysticism definitely isn't the same as organized religion, it is more introverted and hence escapes "big brother," the television camera....

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