Oh, Your God!: The Evil Idea That Is Religion

3.96 avg rating
( 46 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781634310642: Oh, Your God!: The Evil Idea That Is Religion

This book is not just for atheists but for antitheists—for people who celebrated the writing of Christopher Hitchens and miss his voice
 
Making the provocative assertion that the entire enterprise of organized religion is a thing for which the world and our species would have been better without, Oh, Your God! follows in the footsteps of the material observations of Lucretius, Epicurus, and Democritus and the more recent antitheistic arguments of Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins. Drawing from timeless philosophers, modern debates, historical events, and current social climes, Joshua Kelly illustrates the shameful and debilitating damage religion has caused—and continues to cause—whether to our psyches, our bodies, our societies, or our world. Citing the murders of Nigeria's “witch children,” the subversion of sexual emancipation, the tethers of slavery, the attacks of September 11, the pseudomorality of monotheistic mythology, the subjugation of women, and much more, he provides an abundance of damning evidence to back up his claims. Only by acknowledging and grappling with the real and potential dangers of religion, he argues, will we be able to thrive and develop as a species.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Joshua Kelly writes on religion, literature, and politics at An Unbelieving Voice and is a regular contributor to the Danthropology blog on the Patheos network. He lives in Ellensburg, Washington.

Review:

Joshua Kelly's brilliant book is a treasure chest of big ideas and thoughtful analysis concerning the disaster that is religion. The world needs to rethink its bizarre relationships with the gods urgently and Kelly skillfully shows why. With relentless logic and enjoyable writing he dismantles the farce of faith. This is a witty and thought-provoking work capable of educating and elevating minds, not only those of believers but atheists as well. Everyone should read this wonderful book.
-Guy P. Harrison, author of 50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God

"Oh, Your god! offers a devastating critique of today's organized religions and hold no punches in making an educated and rational case for why humanity would be better off without it. This book belongs on bookshelves next to the likes of Richard Dawkins's The God Delusion and Christopher Hitchens's God is Not Great."
- Dan Arel, author of Parenting Without God
 

"Kelly has a voice that is important to hear...A book that displays passion for a necessity to educate and understand."
--Matthew O'Neill, author of Come, Lord Jesus
 

"Insightful, alarming, and convincing...Joshua Kelly will become a common voice among those leading the fight for atheism and secularism throughout the world."
--J.D. Brucker, author of God Needs to Go: Why Christian Beliefs Fail
 

 

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kelly, Joshua
ISBN 10: 1634310640 ISBN 13: 9781634310642
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 23786656-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kelly, Joshua
ISBN 10: 1634310640 ISBN 13: 9781634310642
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2016. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TI-9781634310642

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kelly, Joshua
ISBN 10: 1634310640 ISBN 13: 9781634310642
New Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2016. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781634310642

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kelly, Joshua
ISBN 10: 1634310640 ISBN 13: 9781634310642
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1634310640

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kelly, Joshua
Published by Pitchstone Publishing 1/26/2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 1634310640 ISBN 13: 9781634310642
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pitchstone Publishing 1/26/2016, 2016. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Oh, Your God!: The Evil Idea That Is Religion. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9781634310642

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kelly, Joshua
Published by Pitchstone Publishing
ISBN 10: 1634310640 ISBN 13: 9781634310642
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pitchstone Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1634310640 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI896075

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Kelly, Joshua
Published by Pitchstone Publishing
ISBN 10: 1634310640 ISBN 13: 9781634310642
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pitchstone Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1634310640. Bookseller Inventory # Z1634310640ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Kelly, Joshua
Published by Pitchstone Publishing
ISBN 10: 1634310640 ISBN 13: 9781634310642
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pitchstone Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1634310640. Bookseller Inventory # Z1634310640ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Kelly, Joshua
Published by Pitchstone Publishing
ISBN 10: 1634310640 ISBN 13: 9781634310642
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pitchstone Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1634310640. Bookseller Inventory # Z1634310640ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Joshua Kelly
Published by Pitchstone Publishing, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 1634310640 ISBN 13: 9781634310642
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pitchstone Publishing, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised. Language: English . Brand New Book. This book is not just for atheists but for antitheists for people who celebrated the writing of Christopher Hitchens and miss his voice Making the provocative assertion that the entire enterprise of organized religion is a thing for which the world and our species would have been better without, Oh, Your God! follows in the footsteps of the material observations of Lucretius, Epicurus, and Democritus and the more recent antitheistic arguments of Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins. Drawing from timeless philosophers, modern debates, historical events, and current social climes, Joshua Kelly illustrates the shameful and debilitating damage religion has caused and continues to cause whether to our psyches, our bodies, our societies, or our world. Citing the murders of Nigeria s witch children, the subversion of sexual emancipation, the tethers of slavery, the attacks of September 11, the pseudomorality of monotheistic mythology, the subjugation of women, and much more, he provides an abundance of damning evidence to back up his claims. Only by acknowledging and grappling with the real and potential dangers of religion, he argues, will we be able to thrive and develop as a species. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781634310642

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book