The God Delusion
By Richard Dawkins
- Release Date: 2008-01-16
- Genre: Religion & Spirituality
The God Delusion Richard Dawkins Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
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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Do people really believe this crap
By Sir Rami #21
This man never mentions any of the flaws of Evolution and makes it as if it’s a scientific fact. Never mentions any of the fake fossils or anything. Doesn’t talk about the scientific miracles in the Qur’an or Bible nor does he give any credit to the other side. This is just a bunch of bogus propaganda, by an idiot who is only concerned with religion despite himself “not believing in it” just look at this social media page ffs!
Opinions are like buttholes
He doesn’t state actual facts. It’s all theories and personal opinions. Whatever happened to live and let live?
Illiterate in religions
By Ali Apple
The writer doesn't know anything about religions he remarked about. The opinions of physicists are absurd about human beings and human souls. The book is absurdly worthless nonsense.
All who read this and want it to be the truth personally enjoy the darkness and want to stay there. Humble yourself... Deception at its finest in the end of days. Check all the fallacies in this book. Take a quick minute to google.
Has many faults much like the Big Bang
I read the book 4 times. Once in 10th grade (about 8 years ago) and I thought it was the groundbreaking science that actually disproves organized religion. Since then I have read 3 more times and have found that his knowledge on thing such as chemistry, physics, geology, psychology,etc. are sub par. He has many faults in his arguments and much of the book is exactly like the bible, where he kind of shrugs his shoulders and states his own personal beloved that have not been tested or approved. He says that an infinite number of planets and an infinite number of universes that there has to be life in one of them. That is his best case for the beginning of life. If he wanted to write a better book he should have teamed up with people from other fields. Poor science but his delivery is great. He should give up science and pursue a career as an author instead. He's better at that than at actual science
By Jorge BeatRocker
love this book
the best book in our century
Top 3 most important books ever written on this topic. I still get baffled when I discuss religion with a theist (talk about being insecure) every triumph or accomplishment they obtain is mostly, if not entirely, attributed to god and his grace -essentially vacating all of their individual time and effort spent of the achievement to something that cannot even remotely be considered real! Anyways, read this book!
“The Most Gripping Case for Atheism Yet”
Where there is a Sam Harris who epitomizes New Atheism, there is Richard Dawkins, the brilliant evolutionary biologist who fathered the movement. An endeared man of science and education, Richard is regarded as the "undisputed leader of atheism", and for good reason. His book has been effective in changing the landscape of theology and religion, and it remains as a hot topic of discussion amongst believers and skeptics nearly a decade after its release.
Rather you read this book with an open mind or not, one can not deny the logic and facts found in its material. Like a true biologist, Dawkins does an excellent job of dissecting and analyzing the merits of God and religion. He brilliantly picks apart all but the most close-guarded arguments used by theists. And he leaves no room for error, being sure to address all aspects from the mechanism of prayer and "devine experiences" to pseudoscience and bible fallacy. Plenty of citation and references are given to validate his argument and assertions, and much space is given for rhetoric, wit, and humor.
What I love most about this book however, is that in many ways it changed my life. I discovered this book at age 17, during a time in which I was already 4 years a closet atheist due to my fear of punishment and ridicule from my highly religious family and the general public. But after reading this book, I was empowered and I gained the courage to embrace my inner skeptic and question the invisible sky daddy. I'm 22 now and it is because of the author and his work that i have since acquired a newfound appreciation for science and an urge to learn more. I now regard this book as an essential for higher learning and critical thinking, and I recommend it to anyone seeking knowledge and truth. It's honestly one of the best pieces of literature you'll ever read!
Everyone should read this book.
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