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Richard Dawkins

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The God Delusion
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“We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”
Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

“I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.”
Richard Dawkins

“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”
Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

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Addendum: Since we only usually get about 11 or so votes each time, I'm going to close this poll and put up a tie-breaker poll for Unbroken and The Ancestor's Tale.

September is now officially a non-fiction month for genre so it's time to vote for our September read. Last day to vote will be Saturday, August 9. (Non-Fiction will no longer be present in our regular monthly genre polls)

There are some really great titles on this list so please do your research before placing your vote. Thanks!

The Ancestor's Tale The Ancestor's Tale  A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution by Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins
 
  3 votes, 27.3%

 
  3 votes, 27.3%

Starvation Heights Starvation Heights  A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest by Gregg Olsen Gregg Olsen
 
  1 vote, 9.1%

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women Louisa May Alcott  The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen Harriet Reisen
 
  1 vote, 9.1%

Poe: A Life Cut Short Poe  A Life Cut Short by Peter Ackroyd Peter Ackroyd
 
  1 vote, 9.1%

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft Mary Wollstonecraft
 
  1 vote, 9.1%

Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder Blood Work  A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution by Holly Tucker Holly Tucker
 
  1 vote, 9.1%

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee  An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown Dee Brown
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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