I Don't Believe in Atheists

  • by Chris Hedges
  • Narrated by Chris Hedges
  • 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling author speaks out against those who attack religion to advance their own agenda: global capitalism, intolerance, and imperial projects.There are two radical and dangerous sides to the debate on faith and religion in America: Christian fundamentalists, who see religious faith as their exclusive prerogative, and New Atheists, who brand all religious belief as irrational. Too often, the religious majority - those committed to tolerance and compassion as well as their faith - are caught in the middle.Chris Hedges critiques the mindset that rages against religion and faith. He accuses the New Atheists - led by Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens - of promoting a belief system that is not, as they claim, based on reason and science, but on a simplified worldview of us vs. them, intolerance toward behaviors that are not understood, and the false myths of human progress and moral superiority. Ultimately, he makes way for new, moderate voices to join the debate. This is a timely, compelling work for anyone who wants to understand the true state of the battle about faith today.

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What the Critics Say

"Chris Hedges reminds us that the point of religion is not to make us disdain those who think differently but rather to help us become decent, responsive, and moral human beings." (0, The Oprah Magazine)

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Absolute nonsense

I have seen interviews and debates with Chris Hedges and thought he would have some interesting things to say on the religion/atheism question. Aside from the silly title of this book all he seems to do is criticise the atheists he apparently doesn't believe in. I was expecting a unique and fascination take on the subject as a whole. So I found this a very disappointing listen.
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- P. French

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-03-2008
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books