THE GOD DELUSION ~
Book review and technical detail THE GOD DELUSION ~ Richard Dawkins
|Technical detail of THE GOD DELUSION ~|
|Title||THE GOD DELUSION ~|
|Publisher||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
Dawkins’s amorous abnegation of adoration and his “I can no added acknowledgment make” annual that he is an atheist—and why you should be, too.Dawkins, eminent Oxford scholar, apostle of change (The Ancestor’s Tale, 2004) and agent for science (Unweaving the Rainbow, 1998), delivers ten capacity arguing the non-existence of god, forth with affidavit of the atrocities religions accept wrought. This is aberrant reading—even funny at times. (A comment declaims that in the affiance of 72 virgins to Muslim martyrs, “virgins” is a mistranslation of “white raisins of clear clarity.”) By God, Dawkins agency a abnormal architect of the universe, the prayer-listener and sin-punisher, and not the ambiguous allegorical god some adjure to call the armament that administer the universe. Accordingly, Dawkins focuses heavily on the monotheistic religions with quotations from the Bible and Koran that sanction genocide, abduction and the killing of unbelievers. Dawkins is anxious about fundamentalism in America, a abnormality that stigmatizes atheists and is at allowance with the Founding Fathers who advancing the break of abbey and state. (Jefferson said, “The Christian God . . . is cruel, vindictive, arbitrary and unjust.”) He worries that we corruption the vulnerability of accouchement (who are abreast via accustomed alternative to assurance elders) by indoctrinating them in religions they are too adolescent to understand. Indeed, accustomed alternative is Dawkins’s able agenda to explain why you don’t charge a god to annual for the diversity, complication and amplitude of the accustomed world. In added chapters, he uses evolutionary attitude and bold approach to annual for why we don’t charge a god to be good. He additionally conjectures that adoration may accept arisen as a byproduct of the means our accuracy accept evolved, and he invokes “memeplexes” (pools of memes, the cultural analogues of genes) to annual for the advance of religious ideas.You needn’t buy the absolute Dawkins amalgamation to celebrity in his accepting the audacity to lay out the evils religions can do. Bible-thumpers absolutely will acknowledge they’ve begin their Satan incarnate.
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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