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The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
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Dawkins has made a case for atheists and a passionate one as that; however his stand over the nonexistent god is limited to his study and experience of Christianity. What is commendable is his endeavour to give atheists and agnostics an equal footing in a society where these groups are looked down upon with disdain. With incisive arguments he takes apart the conspicuous fallacies of organised religions and shows how indoctrination in various hues might stop the progression of humanity into a higher evolved species, let alone live peacefully in the present (Islamic fundamentalism, for example).
This book might have ended up as a Bible for atheists universally, had it included Oriental metaphysics. I presume it’s an area that Dawkins has infantile exposure and idea of. What will he make of Confucius or Adi-Sankara?
On a different note, the acute thought provoking polemic is littered with repetitions, diluted further by excessive rhetoric in some places, which probably robs off a star from my rating. A must read but certainly not the best.

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November 9, 2014 – Started Reading (Paperback Edition)
November 9, 2014 – Shelved (Paperback Edition)
December 16, 2014 – Finished Reading (Paperback Edition)
December 17, 2014 – Shelved

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