The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

About the book

The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types.
His argument could hardly be more topical. 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 women’s and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind.
Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. 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.
The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

Reviewed by Entre Nous reading group:

A difficult book to discuss – but all agreed that it was an important book. Unfortunately three out of eight people in our group did not bother (or were too anxious) to read the book.

Star rating: ***

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  1. Review by The Accidental Reading Group:
    The Group unanimously abandoned reading this book. The style of writing was fatuous, defensive and pompous and since all the group are non-believers it seemed a waste of time to pursue it.
    Star rating: 0

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The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

About the book

The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types.
His argument could hardly be more topical. 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 women’s and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind.
Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. 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.
The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

Reviewed by Entre Nous reading group:

A difficult book to discuss – but all agreed that it was an important book. Unfortunately three out of eight people in our group did not bother (or were too anxious) to read the book.

Star rating: ***

Read the book

Request to borrow a reading group set
 
 
 

1 thought on “The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins”

  1. Review by The Accidental Reading Group:
    The Group unanimously abandoned reading this book. The style of writing was fatuous, defensive and pompous and since all the group are non-believers it seemed a waste of time to pursue it.
    Star rating: 0

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