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
"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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"I was wrong... "
Some time ago after reading the god delusion for the first time, I reviewed it as "too preaching "
I was wrong!
I feel my consciousness has been raised as I finished the book with a smile on my face, not to mention the warm feeling of having a better understanding.
Thank you Mr Dawkins.
Changed my life, I love Dawkins. Clear convincing and utterly reasonable arguments. Yadda yadda yadda
"Excellent book, couldn't 'put it down'."
Loved it. Already being an atheist, I was always going to be on Professor Dawkins' side in this but he puts into words so well the things i have thought and the frustrations i have felt.
Dawkins has made me more enlightened. free and happy by articulating what I've felt but been unable to express.
"Great Read For The Open Minded"
A great listen, if you're willing to listen without prejudice or bias. Will go down well with free thinkers and atheists, not so well with religious believers who don't like or can't take their having their views questioned and challenged.
lovely book. easy read and so many new aspects to explore. I recommend reading this book.
"A comprehensive dismantling of religion"
Simply brilliant. A comprehensive dismantling of the concept of religion using biology, anthropology, sociology and plain old common sense.
Richard Dawkins nails his atheist ideals to the mast. You may not agree with him, but he is clear and unequivocal in his logically well thought out conclusion that God is indeed, a delusion.
"Teach people how to think - not what to think."
Utterly mesmirising in its lucid logic. It has the ring of universal truth. Thank you.
"Open mind required"
Two sides to this argument and Dawkins argues well. It gives the listener something to think about but won't suit all - an open mind a must
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