The God delusion

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Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes. He critiques 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. In so doing, he makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just irrational, but potentially deadly. Dawkins has fashioned an impassioned, rigorous rebuttal to religion, to be embraced by anyone who sputters at the inconsistencies and cruelties that riddle the Bible, bristles at the inanity of "intelligent design," or agonizes over fundamentalism in the Middle East-or Middle America.
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Deserved respect ; Undeserved respect -- The God hypothesis. Polytheism ; Monotheism ; Secularism, the Founding Fathers and the religion of America ; The poverty of agnosticism ; NOMA ; The great prayer experiment ; The Neville Chamberlain school of evolutionists ; Little green men -- Arguments for God's existence. Thomas Aquinas's "proofs" ; The ontological argument and other a priori arguments ; The argument from beauty ; The argument from personal "experience" ; The argument from Scripture ; The argument from admired religious scientists ; Pascal's wager ; Bayesian arguments -- Why there almost certainly is no God. The ultimate Boeing 747 ; Natural selection as a consciousness-raiser ; Irreducible complexity ; The worship of gaps ; The anthropic principle : planetary version ; The anthropic principle : cosmological version ; An interlude at Cambridge -- The roots of religion. The Darwinian imperative ; Direct advantages of religion ; Group selection ; Religion as a by-product of something else ; Psychologically primed for religion ; Tread softly, because you tread on my memes ; Cargo cults -- The roots of morality : why are we good? Does our moral sense have a Darwinian origin? ; A case study in the roots of morality ; If there is no God, why be good? -- The "good" book and the changing moral Zeitgeist. The Old Testament ; Is the New Testament any better? ; Love thy neighbour ; The moral Zeitgeist ; What about Hitler and Stalin? : weren't they atheists? -- What's wrong with religion? : why be so hostile? Fundamentalism and the subversion of science ; The dark side of absolutism ; Faith and homosexuality ; Faith and the sanctity of human life ; The great Beethoven fallacy ; How "moderation" in faith fosters fanaticism -- Childhood, abuse and the escape from religion. Physical and mental abuse ; In defence of children ; An educational scandal ; Consciousness-raising again ; Religious education as a part of literary culture -- A much needed gap? Binker ; Consolation ; Inspiration ; The mother of all burkas., A preeminent scientist asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society from the Crusades to 9/11. He critiques 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. In so doing, he makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just irrational, but potentially deadly. [The author of this book] has fashioned an impassioned, rigorous rebuttal to religion, to be embraced by anyone who sputters at the inconsistencies and cruelties that riddle the Bible, bristles at the insanity of "intelligent design," or agonizes over fundamentalism in the Middle East--or Middle America., Atheism., BL2775.3.D39 2008, Baker & TaylorBKTY15.9511.960007243386, Baker and TaylorBTCPBK0007243386, Boston :Houghton Mifflin Co.,c2006., Boston :Houghton Mifflin,2008., BrodartBROD06748988$15.95, DLCDLCDLC, DLCengrdaDLCBAKERYDXCPXVFOCLCGJBOXL4CKLBTCTARCSBKLFDABDXJP7IEPAHSOCLCFWAUFDAISSOQX, Dawkins argues that belief in God is irrational, and describes examples of religion's negative influences on society throughout the centuries, such as war, bigotry, child abuse, and violence., Dawkins, Richard,1941-, Dawkins, Richard,1941-author., Digital content provided by hoopla., Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution.Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.He critiques 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. In so doing, he makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just irrational, but potentially deadly.Dawkins has fashioned an impassioned, rigorous rebuttal to religion, to be embraced by anyone who sputters at the inconsistencies and cruelties that riddle the Bible, bristles at the inanity of "intelligent design," or agonizes over fundamentalism in the Middle East-or Middle America., Downloadable audiobook., FRIENDS-1- -10-24-2017 18:52, FRIENDS-1- -11-17-2017 8:46, Fundamentalism., God., Includes "Preface to the paperback edition" and corrections ; preface ©2008., Includes bibliographical references (pages [427]-448) and index., Includes bibliographical references and index., Irreligion., MWT10755075, Midwesteengrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., Mon Dec 04 2017 07:12PM: IN TRANSIT from CELIB to m-1- -12-04-2017 19:12, OCLC Holdings Updated 20110802, Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006., Read by Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward., Religion, Religion., Streaming audiobook., The God delusion /Richard Dawkins., The God delusionRichard Dawkins., Unabridged., Ward, Lalla., YBP Library ServicesYANK2580531, Z0VIA, [United States] :Tantor Audio :Made available through hoopla,2007., aan(4)canoangansan01-25-11ma-, aancan(2)wan04-10-17ma4, audios, computerc, data file, digital, hoopla digital., online resourcecr, othersz, qanea06-10-15mn-, spoken wordspw, texttxt, unmediatedn, volumenc, x, 406 p. ;24 cm., ©2006.
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subject_facet Atheism, Fundamentalism, God, Irreligion, Religion, Religion -- Controversial literature
title_display The God delusion
title_full The God Delusion, The God delusion / Richard Dawkins, The God delusion [electronic resource] / Richard Dawkins
title_short The God delusion
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