It did a good job of pointing out the hypocrisies of the religious, but other than that it was disappointing. First the arguments were hypocritical. Dawkins would attempt to discredit his opposition by pointing out (what he deems) logical fallacies in their arguments, but then immediately creates an argument containing those very same fallacies. He continues to make these hypocritical arguments throughout most of the book. Second is that it felt like it was trying to convince me through flattery and insults instead of logic. "Consciousness Raising" and "...not too far indoctrinated or intelligent enough..." He argues that of you don't agree with him then you are either indoctrinated too much or that you are unintelligent, but if you do agree with him your consciousness has been "raise." These tactics make this book little more than propaganda. Ultimately, disappointing.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. having learned of Richard Dawkins and this book years back, i was estatic when i found it on here. needless to say i signed up for this book alone.
chapters 8 and 9, on morals and on children respectively, were my favorite sections.
A must read for the religious and non-religious. I'm sure this will be considered as the atheist bible for years to come!
must read for every open minded individual on this planet. delivers many well reasoned and understandable explained arguments against the existance of a god as we understand it traditionally. believe whatever you want, but at least listen to the full argument of richard dawkins before judging others.
The method of narration is excellent. Richard Dawkins and his lady co-host alternate reading the book which keeps it very energized. While one or two points did not align with what I know as fact, most of the book did an excellent job of defining the reasons people hold to religious beliefs, and and what the real truth is. I would like to hear if reading this book has helped any strong religious person to re-evaluate their views
This is the enlightened level of thinking and researched education that enhances my life. I enjoyed the mental stimulation and introspective thinking it has renewed in me.
The audio version is much better for me as I 'get' the material much faster than reading and will listen again, several times, because I want to really learn from this book.
Dawkins offers a different perspective of how we justify religion in so many areas of our lives and explains a much more logical meaning for all of it. Well done.
I enjoy hearing Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward team up for this reading. I'll be listening a couple more times to catch anything that I missed with the mountain of information provided.
Sharia law is only as scary as the inquisition, the dark ages, the crusades, the Salem witch trials and the hundreds of wars fought in the name of whatever God was trending. Religion has proven to be far more dangerous and destructive than atheism could ever be. True evil lies in the heart of the zealot