Just a stupid truck driver.
Truth bombs dropped.
Yeah, when he stated that every atom that your body is currently made up of now, was NOT there when you were a child.
I think Dawkins is actually too nice towards religious people. Religious people have lied to children and that is the "ultimate sin." I think he made one mistake in the book, though. He says that Christians are never happy when someone dies. He is wrong. When my mother passed away in January of this year, losing her battle with cancer, the fundamentalists in my family, the ones who really believe the scriptures, actually WERE "praising the lord" because they thought my mom went to heaven and that "they wished they could go with her."
I was raised catholic and was interested in hearing another perspective so I checked it out. The narrators were unable to really pull me in as it was sort of bland. However some of the points and counterpoints were undeniably interesting. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for an alternative to what they were taught.
Usually I prefer to have the author read the wrong works but in this case Dawsons narration is interspersed with comments by another narrator which annoyed me throughout the entire book
I enjoyed the well thought out arguments expressed throughout the book. I especially liked the evidence that morality is innate in humans and his faith can over come that morality to cause people to do things that are outside of their moral views.
He's a great storyteller (and reader), and his arguments are always beautiful, but he's necessarily responding to ridiculous arguments. I understand why, but that doesn't make it interesting to watch. Unless you have any religious feelings at all, stick to his other books.
i loved both the content and the narration. perfectly written book with understandable and fascinating content, Richard and Lalla have beautiful english i was able to understand even as a non native speaker.
I definitely liked the book. Was just what i had hoped. Did not give 5 stars because i felt he carried off into a few irrelevant tangents that lost my attention and did not focus on the real subject of the title. But i look forward to Dawkins other books.