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The God Delusion
The God Delusion | Richard Dawkins
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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Connster
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As well as doing a reading challenge, I‘ve also been pushing myself to go to more events, such as talks, readings and lectures. I‘ve even challenged myself to go to events on my own, which is something I never would have done a couple of years ago. I‘m seeing Richard Dawkins tomorrow evening and am looking forward to it immensely!

JacqMac Good for you! Enjoy! 3mo
Connster @JacqMac Thank you! 😁 3mo
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gradcat
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Haha!! Absofreakin‘luty!! (I‘m trying to be good and not using the other f word) 7mo
gradcat @JanuarieTimewalker13 You can you that word anytime you wish on my posts—I‘m not easily offended! 😂 Thanks for commenting—I love it!! 🥰 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Well, it‘s from the Arthur Truluv book I just read, I‘m trying to not to say it. Arthur didn‘t like it, and I loved that character!! But thank you, I‘m sure I‘ll revert back to my f bombing ways soon. Especially whilst driving. PS...I‘m not British, but I love the word “whilst” and use it whenever possible😀 7mo
gradcat @JanuarieTimewalker13 I love “whilst” too! So you just go for it!! 😂🤣😅 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Haha!! Thank you!😘 7mo
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I absolutely love all things spiritual/philosophy based, as well as book stores (obviously)

Where are your favourite places to fulfil your bookish desires?

#books #spirituality #atheism #biology #richarddawkins

JanuarieTimewalker13 My library, Book Outlet and BOTM, pretty much anywhere, actually. I‘m book nosy too. I need to know what people are reading. Meanwhile, I couldn‘t care less what they drive or where they live. If they have a book with sprayed edges, especially, I think they must be book rich. Like, they‘re the 1% I strive for. Hahahaha📚❤️ 7mo
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couters7
The God Delusion | Richard Dawkins

“Life is too short to bother with the distinction between one figment of the imagination and many.”

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couters7
The God Delusion | Richard Dawkins

“As ever when we unweave a rainbow, it will not become less wonderful.”

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Hooked_on_books
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Ok, I‘m calling it. This book frustrates me. I agree with a lot of what Dawkins says, as I already tend to agree with him, but I simply cannot abide someone who is trying to convert people for whom he has so little respect. He continuously belittles those who believe in God and is grotesquely arrogant. Appropriately, this was my final book for #lrc2018, “a book you started but did not finish.” 🤪

Patchshank I feel the same way about him. He's like a fundamentalist atheist or something. I feel like his time could be better spent than hating on religious people all the time. 10mo
Weaponxgirl I also got sick with how he talks about women. I‘m an atheist but I feel he is the sort of person who views themselves as so logical that there is now way they could ever be wrong and if you disagree with him then you are just overly emotional. 10mo
Weaponxgirl He thinks he‘s a Vulcan basically 10mo
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julesG @Weaponxgirl Like that. He'd make a terrible Vulcan, though. Too much hate. - - - I bailed on this one, too. Tried to read it in increments over a few years and just hated it too much to go on. 10mo
Weaponxgirl @julesG oh he would, Vulcans aren‘t mean spirited 10mo
Moray_Reads @Weaponxgirl @julesG @Patchshank I agree. He has many valid points but the way he makes them is despicable. I think organised religion had a lot to answer for but the way he goes after perfectly ordinary, decent believers is something I cannot get behind, atheist or no. 10mo
Hooked_on_books @Patchshank @Weaponxgirl @julesG @Moray_Reads Glad to see I‘m not alone! Though I‘m not surprised, given this thoughtful community. ☺️ 10mo
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Kirti.Karan3
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The book which breaks so many dogma.

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BestDogDad
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My wife Lisa and I flew from Minneapolis to Dallas to see Richard Dawkins and Carolyn Porco speak last weekend. I bought meet and greet tickets so we got to schmooze with them. It was freaking amazing. His books have meant to much to me. I‘m still over the moon.

saresmoore Wow! Very cool! 13mo
RealBooks4ever 💜💜💜 13mo
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Krisjericho
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What atheism needs is a new spokesperson. A likable, compassionate, non-condescending spokesperson. Because that is my frustration with Dawkins. Thing is, HE‘S NOT WRONG. But he is so smug that you kind of want him to be. He has great points, for the most part, but I still just hate how arrogant and patronizing he is about religion. It does no one any favors. You can‘t get people to listen to you if you are busy telling them how stupid they are.

julesG My point exactly 14mo
TrishB Agree. 14mo
Libby1 I believe in God but I agree with what you‘re saying about Dawkins. I like to engage with other people‘s thoughts and ideas, including those that differ from mine, but I find his statements so arrogant and uncaring (remember what he said about people with disabilities?) that I have no interest in reading his books. 14mo
Moray_Reads He's a deeply unpleasant man. His attacks on perfectly innocent people on social media make me sick. I also saw him tweet about how cathedral bells are much nicer than the "aggressive" Muslim call to prayer. But you're not supposed to believe in any religion, Richard! An Islamophobe atheist, lovely. I definitely don't want him as the figurehead of unbelief. 14mo
RowReads1 Atheism doesn‘t have a spokesperson. 14mo
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bookshnook
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glued

ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! 💙💜♥️❤️💕 9mo
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laurifer
The God Delusion | Richard Dawkins
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"That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet."
This book was pleasant to read, generally, and poetic at times. I did enjoy it, but I found the writing long-winded. More examples are given on a certain point than needed, and while the stories are nice I found myself eager to get to the next subject before the previous was over.

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Hezekiah
The God Delusion | Richard Dawkins

Currently reading Richard Dawkins's God Delusion. Very interesting points.

I knew about Dawkins when I watched on YouTube a forum of some famous scientists composed of Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Brian Greene, and him.

I'd just like to put it out there that my first literary encounter with questioning the existence of God by reading Michael Shermer's How We Believe: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God.

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I‘ve had this book for a good 6 month and only halfway through. I find this is quite a slow read for me for some reason.Enjoying it either way👏🏻👏🏻#goddelusion #richarddawkins

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knp4597
The God Delusion | Richard Dawkins
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I'm not sure why, but Dawkins decided in this audio version to utilize two different narrators. He would read a passage and then a female voice would break in with something akin to a snide remark or sarcastic aside. Very distracting from the subject matter.

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PKARiF
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THE ABSENCE OF EVIDENCE IS THE EVIDENCE OF ABSENCE

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Krisjericho
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Dawkins is kind of an asshole, but he gets it right sometimes. Trying to raise my kids like this. Not gonna lie - it would be a lot easier to just ask them do what I tell them to all the time, but I try to remind myself that I am raising adults, not kids. #children #quotsy #quotsydec17

4thhouseontheleft 🙌🙌🙌 2y
saresmoore Yes and amen. 2y
ReadingSusan Love this. I wish my mom had done this. 2y
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Bruno
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This is a great read for believers and non-believers alike. If you are a believer in God this book cannot cause you to suddenly drop your belief in the almighty or about the heavens. It may however, give you some insight if you are a seeker of truth and help you to improve your critical thinking thinking skills. It did for me. But i have certainly decided that i dont discuss politics or religion in public.

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taning
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Depends on what you believe in... Great read.

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britt_brooke
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“We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”

I started with the ebook but quickly switched to audio which flowed much more smoothly. Dawkins presents thorough and compelling arguments, but is sometimes repetitive and occasionally goes a bit off course. It definitely could‘ve been shorter, but overall it was an intriguing read.

Ashley6 He loses me sometimes when he goes off on tangents with evolutionary theories but he tries to tie it all together to a realm I can understand, thankfully. 2y
britt_brooke @Ashley6 Completely agree. 👍🏻 2y
Ross I love me some Dawkins! There is a hilarious youtube that consists of him laughing out loud while reading some of the vicious hate mail that people have sent him. Great stuff. (edited) 2y
britt_brooke @Ross Ooh, I‘ll have to check that out - thanks! 2y
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britt_brooke
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I don‘t really plan ahead very well, but I know for sure I‘ll finish the four I‘m currently reading. #novtbr #noteworthynovember @Jess7

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Ashley6
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“That Child is too young to know whether it is Muslim or not. There is no such thing as a Muslim child. There is no such thing as a Christian Child”. If the rest of this book is as interesting as the preface, I‘m in for a ride.

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Ashley6
The God Delusion | Richard Dawkins

Still battling jet lag. Can‘t wait to get off work and crawl into bed and get deep into this before (hopefully) getting a good night‘s sleep tonight.

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Itsmehere
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Finally completed it 🤗🤗. I listened to the audiobook 🎧🎧 narrated by Richard Dawkins himself. It was a wonderful experience as his narration brought out the best of the book.

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Ashley6
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Indigo Vancouver done me well

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BestDogDad
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Pickpick

I listened to the Audible version of the book which was narrated by Richard himself, and his wife (currently separated), Lalla Ward, a British actress. I thought it was fantastic to have Richard talking to me for the better part of fourteen hours. It is probably the most well known and regarded books promoting atheism. It's points hit home for me; I'd be curious to hear what a believer thinks of this book. Photo taken by me in 2015.

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Jel
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"Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them; and no man ever had a distinct idea of the trinity." -Thomas Jefferson

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TheSolitudeOfReading
The God Delusion | Richard Dawkins
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When you're reaching out there, existentially, turn to this book for, not exactly for questions answered. Instead an embrace that everything great we will ever have will only happen in a single existence. You knew it all along: there is nothing overseeing our lives.

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BestDogDad
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My next audiobook. Read by Richard and Lalla Ward. Preach to me, Richard.

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Minhas
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#Lets #explore #something #about #God #😒😏😏✌🏻✌🏻

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TrishTheBibliophile
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It's a legit reason for needing coffee in the morning...#bookhangover

8leagueboot I love this mug! 3y
Eliza-beta That's awesome. 3y
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TrishTheBibliophile
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Well, it's Saturday. That means I'll spend the night with a book (just started this one), and a bowl of house special fried rice. Because I don't cook on Saturdays. And sometimes not Monday through Friday, or Sunday either. 😬

Shortstack Love this book!!! 3y
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twenty.one.peanuts
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I'm still savouring this book slowly, in fact I'm rereading a lot to really soak it all up. One thing's for certain, it's one helluva conversation starter, just when you think you get to enjoy your tea and read in a cafe, BOOM, you were wrong.

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twenty.one.peanuts
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"There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point... The truly adult view, by contrast, is that our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it."

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twenty.one.peanuts
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I'm biased in that I knew I would enjoy this book before I started it, but I wasn't prepared for it to draw me in this fast, and leave me (only halfway through the book) with a growing sense of wonder and appreciation of science, as illiterate in it as I am, and a thirst for knowledge, motivation for research for the sake of naught but my intellect, and an infinitely more steadfast conviction in my belief (or lack of it). A must read.

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youngreadrshelf
The God Delusion | Richard Dawkins

Was listening to this earlier today on my drive through Texas.

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WellReadCatLady
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