Jed M. Merrill
Mr. Dawkins goes to great lengths to teach people how to close their religious eyes and minds, as if it would help them see the world more clearly with their physical. Half the time I felt I was reading The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, a better intentioned book that I recommend to all. A fascinating study of how willfully blind one can become, The God Delusion is either a masterwork of self-delusion or sophistry. Those who have had real spiritual experiences will find this book shallow, manipulative, scornful, and it's author at best spiritually naive and inexperienced, at worst an unwitting spokesman for the enemy of God. A poor, unfortunate soul! As for atheists, they'll probably make a prophet out of him, but "Will the blind lead the blind? Both shall fall into the ditch." ~ Jesus A word to the wise: Keep BOTH eyes open! The spiritual and the physical, science AND religion. God did not send us here to rely solely on our senses. He also does not ask us to ignore them.
I listened to this book for three days and my wife could not understand why. I explained that all people have a right to there opinions as long as they don't cause physical harm to another. I must say after this book I was even more spiritual because he was right on a lot of subjects. It's hard to explain you just have to listen without anger or a closed mind. If you do you will understand what he's trying to say. This is what I got from him "I don't know if there is a GOD or not, all I know is people can be good without him". I have to agree with him even though I believe there "Is" a "Creator". My soul says so. Goodness is in the hearts and souls of us not in the religion we chose to practice. Very Good Book Worth You Attention.
Book really covers why we should embrace atheism and why we no longer need religion. I would recommend this book to anyone who has anything to do with religion for as described in the book as well, its best to explore all religions, thoughts, and ideas you have. Cant wait to read more of his books.
Love the dry British humour. Drawkin presents a comprehensive layout of the whole basis of "faith" and how this term has been control people through the ages.
Very clear and a great argument for athiesm. A reminder to all that you don't need God for many things and in fact, don't even use God for them in the first place.
"The God Delusion" is a thought-provoking book. It provides alternative perspectives on some of the key questions in life. Don't expect a complete new theory on the history, the universe and everything, but rather a big collection of non-traditional thoughts. I am happy to be living in a fairly secular country with only a fairly small group of "Christian Taliban". Still, Dawkins raises some very good points that are relevant in many of today's societies. A book worth listening to.
This is one of the most interesting books I've read in the last 12 months. I found it rational and compelling.
I found this book to be very well written, and very well presented. Professor Dawkins explains all of his points very well, and I thought his narration was superb. It is nice to listen to a book read by the author, because the author knows what he wishes to emphasize and how he or she wants it read. And it is especially nice when the author is so well spoken as Professor Dawkins. Miss Ward adds a lovely compliment to his narration, I wish the two did more books!
I highly recommend this book. I wish the material presented was taught in our society, in the same manner and with the same evidence. And I wish every non-fiction book was this well narrated.
This book was definitely worth the time to read and I highly recommend it to anyone who has the courage to question the vailidity of religious belief. It highly unpopular to be an atheist, especially in America and the author had to sustain much verbal abuse for stating his beliefs. This book presents rational arguments for the existence of complex life, and morals, in the absence of a divine god as creator and curator. One drawback is that the author does take on a pompous tone and this can be a turnoff to readers. If you can overlook his occasionally grating style, the book has a very good story to tell.
Dawkins has definitely written a great book outlining reason after reason for why religion is such a "dangerous" idea. That said, you get the picture in the first couple hours. The rest of the book after that dwindles into chapter after chapter of shredding creationism.