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The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
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May 04, 2012

did not like it
Read from January 02 to May 04, 2012

Pitiful reasoning. Asked fifth grade questions to complex arguments. Merely blowing off the ontological argument by using rhetoric such as; "God would be greater if he created the universe while not existing." Can't even be called an attempt at a refutation. Causing something while not existing is a logically incoherent idea. Standing in causal relations is part of what it means to exist.

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Benjamin Thompson Richard Dawkins, while a brilliant biologist is an ignorant layman in regard to philosophy. His "refutations" of classical arguments for theism were pitiful at best, and his central "argument" is just as disappointing. It is clear Dawkins has no real interest in taking seriously the claims of religion but only wishes to mock faith incessantly in a futile effort to justify his disbelief. If you are looking for a substantive and thorough critique of religious thought, this book is not for you.

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