The God Delusion (Google eBook)
A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11.
With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children, buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence. The God Delusion makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just wrong but potentially deadly. It also offers exhilarating insight into the advantages of atheism to the individual and society, not the least of which is a clearer, truer appreciation of the universe's wonders than any faith could ever muster.
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Dawkins is well-researched and has a good prose. - Goodreads
Awful. Totally infantile writing. - Goodreads
For the open-minded believer, it's good insight to the - Goodreads
I found this book difficult to read. - Goodreads
Dawkins really is a wonderful writer. - Goodreads
Logic is dry; bad ad hominem argumentation is fun. - Goodreads
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Review: The God DelusionUser Review - Brenna - Goodreads
Funny, informative, intelligent book. If you have or have had any doubts about religion you need to pick up this book. Read full review
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Page 29 - There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.