Book: The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

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The God Delusion

Book cover: The God Delusion

Author: Richard Dawkins

Genre: Science / Scientific Divulgation

Language: English


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 psychologically with the notion of eternal damnation, 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.

- A Deeply Religious Non-Believer
- The God Hypothesis
- Arguments for God's Existence
- Why There Almost Certainly is No God
- The Roots of Religion
- The Roots of Morality: Why are We Good?
- The 'Good' Book and the Changing Moral Zeitgeist
- What's Wrong with Religion? Why Be So Hostile?
- Childhood, Abuse and the Escape from Religion
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