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The God Delusion

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Description: Best-selling, non-fiction book by English biologist Richard Dawkins, professorial fellow of New College, Oxford, and former holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford. In The God Delusion, Dawkins contends that a supernatural creator almost certainly does not exist and that belief in a personal god qualifies as a delusion, which he defines as a persistent false belief held in the face of strong contradictory evidence. He is sympathetic to Robert Pirsig's statement in Lila that "when one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity. When many people suff ... (more)
Manufacturer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release date: 18 September 2006
ISBN-10 : 0618680004 | ISBN-13: 9780618680009
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Darth Brutus added this to a list 3 years, 10 months ago
Books Read in 2020 (79 books items)

"11.7. So... that was it? The holy bible of atheism is quite an underwhelming experience. Few thoughts: 1. Mr. Dawkins aims to destroy the concepts of god and religion, but only talks about one or two and generalizes their special properties to every religion imaginable. The author doesn't even bother to explain why he thinks this is appropriate. 2. Mr. Dawkins LOVES to moralize and judge historical events and people by our standards. 3. Every single bad thing done by religious people are cau"

Cuomi added this to a list 6 years, 5 months ago
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"Dawkinsista varmasti on kaikilla vahvoja mielipiteitä ja olisihan se helppoa olla trendikäs ateisti. Sinänsähän God Delusion painottuu paljon Yhdysvaltain uskontokiimaan, mutta itseni agnostikoksi lukevana oli mielenkiintoista lukea hardcore-ateistin kyseenalaistavan tämän. Varmasti ärsyttää monia, mutta on tälle kirjalle paikkansa olemassa."