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The God Delusion | [Richard Dawkins]

The God Delusion

Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.
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Why You Should Download This Audiobook: Richard Dawkins invites you to imagine a world where New York's Twin Towers still stand, where Arabs and Israelis live in peace, where the Crusades—events directly responsible for the deaths of an estimated 1.2 million persons—never happened. In short, he invites you to imagine a world that would have been, and could be, without religion. That is not to say that he wishes to discard religion only because of its historical relationship to violence. This extensive, powerfully argued examination of why we believe, and the imperative of turning from Faith to Reason, has become an international best seller. It could change your life.

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Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

He critiques God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children, buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence. In so doing, he makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just irrational, but potentially deadly.

Dawkins has fashioned an impassioned, rigorous rebuttal to religion, to be embraced by anyone who sputters at the inconsistencies and cruelties that riddle the Bible, bristles at the inanity of "intelligent design", or agonizes over fundamentalism in the Middle East or Middle America.

©2006 Richard Dawkins; (P)2006 Tantor Media, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Richard Dawkins is the leading soothsayer of our time....The God Delusion continues his thought-provoking tradition." (J. Craig Venter, decoder of the human genome)
"The God Delusion is smart, compassionate, and true....If this book doesn't change the world, we're all screwed." (Penn & Teller)
"The world needs...passionate rationalists....Richard Dawkins so stands out through the cutting intelligence of The God Delusion." (James D. Watson, co-discoverer of DNA, author of The Double Helix)

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    Mr. Rich Clarke Atlanta, GA 03-22-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great read by Dawkins."

    I love that it is read bybthe author and I am glad he is good at it. Having a second, female, narrator is also helpful

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    kane148 03-09-15
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    "Great book, ok performance"

    I think this was a good book, well worth the time. However, it was fairly distracting/annoying how it constantly switched between two narrators. Both were good, but I think they should have just used one of them, or else had them alternate chapters or something.

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    "God bless this book"

    Incredible, one of the bests book about atheism. Before i just knew, now I'm proud, fascinated from start to finish.

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    "Mind-blowing"

    I got goose bumps several times throughout this book, purely from the staggering scientific explanations of our biology. Not that I needed this book to convince me of the absurdity of believing in a god, but Dawkins just states it with such inarguable logic that I find myself wanting to clap my hands in appreciation. He has scientifically validated atheism. Bravo!

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    Illyria 03-04-15
    Illyria 03-04-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Concise and well thought out!"

    Very informative, well written, and well read. Thank you Richard Dawkins for another brilliant book about reason, sanity, and science.

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    "Amazing."

    Unbelie...... No wait, believable. Great read.
    I would recommend this book to every "heathen" on earth. Thank you Richard Dawkins

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    What made the experience of listening to The God Delusion the most enjoyable?

    This book helped me organize my own random thoughts and beliefs. I've listened to it twice and will listen again but have now moved on to other Dawkin's books. Am currently reading Dawkin's The Magic of Reality. He is quickly becoming my favorite author and philosopher. I am following his Twitter page now to keep abreast of his latest thoughts and would love to hear him speak.


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    G. Blazys 02-27-15
    G. Blazys 02-27-15

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    "Great objective analysis of all things about god"

    Great objective analysis of all things about god and religion. Of you often find yourself feeling that there is something wrong with religion this nook will help you verbalize these feelings.

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    Kim 02-27-15
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    "Surprisingly charming, scientifically warmhearted."

    Dawkins is confrontational, but not militant. Argumentative, but also compassionate. A good read for any skeptic, a must for all religious.

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    Diego Cardona medellín, Antioquia Colombia 02-18-15
    Diego Cardona medellín, Antioquia Colombia 02-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    Lo triste es que esta forma de pensar sea la diferente . Y lo peor es que ya no tendrá solución

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