The God Delusion
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 funda
Some of the main arguments:
Believer #1: The diversity of life is too complex to be random, so it must have been designed by someone even more complex.
Dawkins: If the designer is so complex, then it must’ve been created...more
The book begins in a calm and orderly manner, with an opening chapter on the “god...more
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 saddeni...more
For instance, Dawkins brings up John Hartung's article about "love thy neighbor"(Hartung is not, in case you were wondering, a biblical scholar. He's a Professor of Anesthesiology). The argument is tha...more
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 logically cohesive as The Selfish Gene. The God Delusion is easier to argue with and maybe even win, if only in my mind. Dawkins argues mostly against the Christian God that created earth and knows nothing of the vast universe beyond. He remains silent about the God hypothesis that can arise from new physic...more
Until I come across books like this one. Then, I get an irrational urge to defend spiritual beliefs (but not religion, and that's another discussion).
What I mean is, I am generally docile and private about my spirituality and my beliefs until someone goe...more
Now, here's the thing about this author :
With friends like Richard Dawkins, who needs enemies?
Okay, i said it. Whew, I feel better. He's just so annoying, even when you agree with him. Grr.
Okay, well, so, some time ago I watched Richard's two documentaries "The Enemies of Reason" and "The Root of all Evil" so I should get round to this book at some point, but really, it's so hard to make any kind of sense of this debate.
Right now, I kind of know what the Bible me...more
Richard Dawkins is not an easy read. He never pulls a punch, and if any of the beliefs he is attacking in his book are yours then this is going to get your back up. Not for nothing was he passed over as a witness in the intelligent design trials in America. His appearance on the witness stand would probably have worked for the ID advocates as he pointed at every 'believer' in the room and berated them for th...more
Dawkins’ arguments for not believing in God or the “perfection” of the Bible (or the Koran or whatever basic religious text you please) are strong, coge...more
The point of the book is spelled out pretty early an...more
Although I don't like his derisive approach, and feel that he should have put the last chapters first (and done away with some of the opening pages), I have to say that I agree with his basic points. Where does this put me? In an interesting place to tell you the truth.
At the same time, I have to admit, following through with atheistic thought is much more comforting than I would have imagined. It gives responsibility back to me in a strange way, although...more
عنوان جذبني علي إحدي مواقع التواصل الإجتماعي منذ اكتر من 3 اشهر ، وبعد فترة تعثرت برابط تحميل مُترجم للعربية مما أجبرني علي قرائته عنوة
يقول أحدهم :
" الجنون صفة لشخص واحد يعاني من وهم ما ، أما عندما يعاني العديدون من هذا الوهم .. يُسمي ديناً "
و ها هنا تكمن الفكرة العامة للكتاب
الحديث عن الإلحاد كمذهب بدأ في الانتشار مؤخراً ، ولولا إعتناق العديدين له لما أثار ضجة فكرية زعزعت الاستقرار الديني في الغرب قبل الشرق
دفعني لقرائته كتاب " لصوص الله " لعبد الرزاق الجبران الذي مهد فكرة اللاأدري...more
In contrast we have one of those hilarious Guardian headlines:
'Stephen Hawking says universe not created by God.'
Well, that's it then. Millenia of belief a...more
It's well known how many horrors are perpetrated in the name of religion,...more
The God Delusion addresses just about every religious argument I've ever heard in a convincing and organized manner. Each chapter builds on the same argument fluidly and cogently, alt...more
The question of whether or not there is a God is the biggest one of our lives. The answer changes everything. Dawkins says that God does not exist because there is...more
It's a shame. I saved up my energy to read the radical atheism espoused in Richard Dawkins' The GOD Delus...more
If you're like me, you would read this expecting something like "A=B and B=C, therefore A=C". You won't find anything like that in th...more
Even so, his book did not sway me towards the atheist worldview, at all. Which surprised me. I expected at least a bit of a philosophical struggle to work through. Instead I found cherry-picked examples of the horrors produced by "religion", plenty of witty insults lacking real substance, a few astonishing and unsupported claims ("[Religion] teaches us that it is a virtue to be satisfied with...more
Its not controversial, its a polemizing blow to the author's own trumpet. Richard Dawkins is a sophisticated man. Who likes to show it. Through every line of the book.
I also agree with Chris Curtis's review. Chapter 8 is as brilliant as the NY-Times reviewers think the whole book is.
The idea of Religions being the only thing able to turn a good man into doing evil things, is not new. Richard Dawkins just put his new words on an old idea and sold it well...
Being born into a Hindu family, I have always been glad for the fa...more
كمثال فإن ريتشارد دوكنز ينتقد بشدة ما أصبح يعرف بإله ا...more
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