The God Delusion
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The God Delusion

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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.

Title:The God Delusion
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0618680004
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:374 pages

    The God Delusion Reviews

  • Anica
    Sep 24, 2007

    Well, this settles it once and for all. There is no God. Which turns out to be a good thing, considering the God most Americans believe in is a crazy, vengeful, ego-maniacal monster. Dawkins’ insigh...

  • Aeisele
    Nov 03, 2007

    This is perhaps the worst polemic against religion I have ever read. Really, if Dawkins actually knew anything about religion, he wouldn't have written the book. Instead, he knows nothing about the su...

  • Xysea
    Jul 14, 2007

    I am not an atheist, but neither am I a 'true believer'. I border more on 'agnostic', that is to say I believe there is some force beyond this Earth and that I don't know what it is, but I don't subsc...

  • Riku Sayuj
    Feb 04, 2011

    The God Delusion - Why there almost certainly is no God?I have been a big fan of Dawkins from the time I read The Selfish Gene. This book does nothing to damage that, even though it is not as logicall...

  • J.G. Keely
    May 26, 2007

    Athiests have been ranked as one of the least trusted groups, and the oft-repeated notion that atheism is the same as amorality is always saddening. A common argument I've encountered is 'if you don't...

  • Huda Yahya
    Jul 13, 2012

    لا يقل الملحد المتعصب سذاجة عن المؤمن المتعصبكلاهما تكاد تراه محتقن الوجه من فرط الانفعال والتأثروهو يقفز لأ...

  • Manny
    Jan 19, 2016

    I must admit that I was somewhat taken aback when Donald Trump suggested the US should deny entry to Muslims and require them all to carry ID cards. But having had time to get over the initial shock a...

  • Alex Telander
    Nov 02, 2007

    THE GOD DELUSION BY RICHARD DAWKINS: Dawkins latest book is as brutal and honest as its title. For those who aren’t looking to have their faith and beliefs gravely challenged, you may want to skip t...

  • Nick
    Mar 24, 2007

    Ok, we get it. Religion is bad. Christianity is evil, Islam is maniacal, and all other religious zealots are out of their mind. I guess Dawkins is right...public hospitals, orphanages (both Christian ...

  • Manny
    Nov 22, 2008

    I thought the very best point this book made came right at the beginning. Dawkins reports on surveys carried out in the US, where subjects received a description of an otherwise sympathetic political ...