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The God Delusion | [Richard Dawkins]

The God Delusion

As the author of many classic works on science and philosophy, Richard Dawkins has always asserted the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm it has inflicted on society. He now focuses his fierce intellect exclusively on this subject, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.
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Richard Dawkins was recently voted one of the world's top three intellectuals (alongside Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky) by Prospect magazine. As the author of many classic works on science and philosophy, he has always asserted the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm it has inflicted on society. He now focuses his fierce intellect exclusively on this subject, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between "intelligent design" and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights, such as those of women and gay people � and all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind.

Dawkins attacks God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed, cruel tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign, but still illogical, Celestial Watchmaker favoured by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the ultimate improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. In The God Delusion, Dawkins presents a hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types and does so in the lucid, witty and powerful language for which he is renowned. It is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required listening for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

©Richard Dawkins; (P)Random House

What the Critics Say

"A spirited and exhilarating read...Dawkins comes roaring forth in the full vigour of his powerful arguments...." (Guardian)
"Everyone should read it. Aethists will love Mr Dawkins's incisive logic and rapier wit...." (The Economist)

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  • Adrian
    Northbridge, Australia
    11/5/11
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    "Groan"

    Hawkins talks about religion 'fleecing gullible people of their money' ... he is clearly an expert. Money back please. beta inappVoteInfo

    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Roger
    Tavistock, Devon, United Kingdom
    12/14/07
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    "As much faith to believe as a christian"

    I am so incensed that people are taken in by this guy. You need more faith to believe in nothing as you do to believe in something. A belief in God demands a response of faith as much as he does in his belief. To admit that there is a God demands a response, and responsibility goes hand in hand with this, to face up to what God demands. By denying any concept of God, you can deny responsibility for any action. I would like to know where he would place moral responsibility in this respect, because if he is saying that it comes from inside us, then it follows that any action I take is based on what I think, not what society led by a moral code thinks is right. Read the Bible and see what God says, AND THEN compare Richard Dawkins. I know what makes sense, and it isn't him.beta inappVoteInfo

    7 of 79 people found this review helpful
  • Giedrius
    LondonUnited Kingdom
    7/14/07
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    "Not bad"

    Didn't follow more than a few hours. Too dissapointing and seems like nothing I can do. It should be more fascinating.

    1 of 37 people found this review helpful
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