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The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
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I started this because I'm a huge RD fan, as well as a committed and outspoken atheist; sadly, it's just a rant, and rather poorly (and pointlessly) reasoned. Though I am seriously stunned and often worried at religious obsession in the US and the lack of scientific understanding, I still think RD should just stick to writing his amazing, ground-breaking, literate and readable books about evolution. Religious freaks, or even moderately religious normal people, are not going to be convinced by his, or in fact any, "arguments" against God (just as there is no "argument" or reasoning that is going to make me believe in any sort of supernatural agent or being)--it's just preaching to the choir; i think it's better to accept that religion is a whole different paradigm and work on eradicating prejudice and fundamentalism in all its forms, not just religious (or read Daniel Dennett, who is at least a better philosopher).
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July 18, 2009 – Shelved

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