The God Delusion

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Findaway World Llc, 2007 - Religion - 463 pages
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A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11. With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines 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. The God Delusion makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just wrong but potentially deadly. It also offers exhilarating insight into the advantages of atheism to the individual and society, not the least of which is a clearer, truer appreciation of the universe's wonders than any faith could ever muster.

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User Review  - Laurence P. - Overstock.com

An excellent book with tons of common sense examples of why there is no God looking over Us and observing our every thought and action. After reading his book you learn your actual place in this wild ... Read full review

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Some of it is quite baffling, but essentially got me 'over the line' completely with atheism. A worthy read, even if you are a believer; if nothing else Dawkins and other scientists bang the 'evidence ... Read full review

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RICHARD DAWKINS Richard Dawkins taught zoology at the University of California at Berkeley and at Oxford University and is now the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, a position he has held since 1995. The New York Times Book Review has hailed him as a writer who understands the issues so clearly that he forces his reader to understand them too. Among his previous books are The Ancestor's Tale, The Selfish Gene, and The Blind Watchmaker.

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