This book takes a look at the religious world, everything from the true believers to the outspoken atheists. The book is told with a witty, satirical tone as well as revealing a great amount of scholarship as a departure point for mockery. The existence or non existence of hell pervades the book, but the easily readable sentences provide a closeness between author and reader. By the last chapter, I leave the reader with one word: love.
Religion perplexes us precisely because it is so religious. We are surrounded by the churches, some of them beautiful cathedrals, that seem so familiar, so meant to be there, as if someone had gone around plopping them down in ways attractive to the human eye. But a nagging discomfort that has been plaguing us for perhaps the whole of our lives corresponds with all this beauty. The sheer number of churches means that there a...