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A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11.

With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children, buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence. The God Delusion makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just wrong but potentially deadly. It also offers exhilarating insight into the advantages of atheism to the individual and society, not the least of which is a clearer, truer appreciation of the universe's wonders than any faith could ever muster.

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The God Delusion
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4.6 / 5
A really great book
July 16th, 2015
Richard Dawkins is a genius, I love his writings and this is no exception. Really great book, I enjoyed it while listening to the audio book read by the man himself.
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Ammunition For Atheists
March 9th, 2015
This well-researched book provides a great overview of the nonsense and adversary effects of religion and belief. Each chapter deals with a topic, delving deep into questions like: Is faith necessary to be moral? Is there a god? Is religion good or bad? Can children be religious? Dawkings provides ample reasoning from theologists, fanatics, fundamentalists, and atheists, and let you make the decision. Faith might be a lot more evil than you think, as clearly demonstrated from one of the many quotes from believers.
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The God Delusion
February 16th, 2015
Finally the whole truth an answers to our many questions about religion.It is a must read that will liberated you and will make you enter the year 2015.
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Compelling and informative
November 12th, 2014
A great read for anyone questioning the religious aspects of their upbringing, or for anyone interested in why religious people believe what they do.
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Great book.
September 29th, 2014
I read "the god delusion" and I think that Dawkins make great points when it comes to his area of expertise, "evolutionary biologist". It is a pleasure to read his summaries of evolution and it is very enlightening. However, hand picking examples against Christianity and ignoring the billions of dollars spent by christians on philanthropy was premature to put it nicely. I am an athiest and I think he should have gotten the help of an athiest philosopher in the non-scientific parts instead of showing his ignorance. Another thing that bothered me was his reason for supporting abortion was that the embryo could not feel pain. It is irrelevant because with abortion you are terminating an innocent life that would otherwise be born and had the rare opportunity to live that he statistically mentioned throughout the book.
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The God Delusion
January 30th, 2014
Good read and reference
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January 24th, 2014
Well written book that presents a lot of facts for why God is a delusion and we make ourselves better people, not God. It touches on theories of why society has created God and the purpose of religion. This is not a book for devout religious people, as they won't understand, but for anyone questioning their faith in a religion, this is a great book to help understand that you are not a horrible person.
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