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The God Delusion (2006)

af Richard Dawkins

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Forsøg på at bevise, at Gud er en illusion. Hovedargumenterne for at tro på et højere væsen forkastes og usandsynligheden af Guds eksistens demonstreres. Det eneste man skal tro på er naturvidenskaben.
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    Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why af Bart D. Ehrman (robertf)
    robertf: Dawkins is passionately trying to refute an undefined hypothesis - this is perhaps one of his least succesful works. Ehrman's book does not have conversion to atheism as its aim - it is a description of the scholarly analysis of texts. The reason it is devastating to religion is that it undermines any claim to biblical authenticity by exposing contradictions between different manuscripts. It achieves what Dawkins aims to much more subtly and scientifically.… (mere)
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    Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon af Daniel C. Dennett (ljessen)
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    Atheist Manifesto: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism, and Islam af Michel Onfray (gust)
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    Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity af John W. Loftus (Percevan)
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    Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up af John Allen Paulos (infiniteletters)
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    The Selfish Gene af Richard Dawkins (yakov.perelman)
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    What is Good?: The Search for the Best Way to Live af A. C. Grayling (chrisharpe)
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    Darwins teori: Om evolution, videnskab og sandhed af Richard Dawkins (yakov.perelman)
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    God and the State af Michael Bakunin (BGP)
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    Atheism Advanced: Further Thoughts of a Freethinker af David Eller (hnn)
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    Talking With God: The Many Faces of Religious Delusion af Robert A. Clark (bertilak)
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    Bible Stories for Adults af James Morrow (themulhern)
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    The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener af Martin Gardner (ehines)
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    Guds bøddel: Har videnskaben virkelig fået has på Gud og dermed begravet enhver snak om ham? af John C. Lennox (bfrost)
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A surprisingly difficult read; Dawkins is happy to go down various byways that his argument opens up. A lot of readers have criticised his style or authorial voice, finding it "condescending" or "arrogant" (even if they were in agreement with his thesis); at times, I got a sense of what they were reacting to, although it didn't trouble me particularly.

I have slightly non-mainstream theist views (more a suspicion than anything I'd call a belief) and I was surprised to find Dawkins describing something I could agree with and reinforcing my position. There was much else I agreed with, a few things I disagreed with and a lot that, for a book published in 2006 (and revised a year later) was worryingly prescient. (Mainly about American politics.) ( )
  RobertDay | Jan 20, 2024 |
Should be required reading. ( )
  jaylcee | Nov 26, 2023 |
Good, it's not great (my apologies, Hitch). ( )
  bibliothecarivs | Jul 31, 2023 |
(40) This was fascinating. I am late to the party as it was written in 2006, but it certainly has not lost its relevance. Perhaps my favorite quote is from Seneca the Younger who I think lived in antiquity. “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.’ Umm, yeah - that about sums it up.

I think that given Dawkins premise that religion is dangerous and abusive especially to children, he necessarily has to be disrespectful. In fact, his whole first chapter is dedicated to showing us that the special respect we give to religious beliefs is a huge problem. And that is where he probably loses some people. As a Catholic (atheist) who send my children to Catholic school, I should have been horrified. But instead, I feel almost validated. I don’t need to bother with cognitive dissonance. I teach my children to think for themselves, have discussions about comparative religion and science and allegory and culture. It is all not mutually exclusive. I don, t need to reject my cultural heritage, to hold scientific, rational, yet humanistic beliefs. Right. Right? (Though not sure what the priests would say - probably nothing as I write them big checks)

Obviously, this book made me think. This book is well-reasoned, eminently readable, and quite powerful. One complaint is that he constantly referenced his past work and others work, making it sometimes seem like there was no original thought or purpose to this one. Made me think at times, why don’t I just put this down and read this other handful of books which are so heavily quoted? And at times a bit repetitive. This is a 5 star in terms of subject matter and powerful rhetoric, but is pulled down by that pop science feel of recycled repetitiveness to get the points across to the masses.

I will check out his bibliography and someday soon I really want to tackle ‘The Origin of Species, myself. If I had more conviction and energy, I would find a way to emigrate to a more enlightened country as I feel us slipping into a Christian theocracy due to broken electoral politics. Sigh.

A late Bravo from me. ( )
1 stem jhowell | Jul 30, 2023 |
Dawkins makes a lot of very valid points, and there is a ton of great information in this book...however, it's DRY. So dry. 30% through, I just couldn't take it anymore and had to switch to the audiobook. And I hate audiobooks. There are much more accessible books out there that will provide the... ( )
  kylecarroll | Jul 10, 2023 |
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That was the first time I had ever considered, even in my own thoughts to myself, that I could be an atheist. I was 36. My husband was down with this—he told me he was an atheist, too. I felt it was weird we were finally having a conversation about this after being married for six years, but maybe we intrinsically knew all along.
tilføjet af paradoxosalpha | RedigerDaily Kos, boofdah (Oct 28, 2011)
 
In The God Delusion, Dawkins argues that evolution has removed the need for a God hypothesis to explain life, and advances in physics may soon do the same for the universe. Further, the existence of God is a proper question for science, and the answer is no.
tilføjet af Taphophile13 | RedigerThe Age, Barney Zwartz (Nov 24, 2006)
 
Despite the many flashes of brilliance in this book, Dawkins’s failure to appreciate just how hard philosophical questions about religion can be makes reading it an intellectually frustrating experience.
 
Creationists and believers in God are right to see him as their arch-enemy. In The God Delusion he displays what a formidable adversary he is. It is a spirited and exhilarating read. In the current climate of papal/Islamic stand-off, it is timely too.
tilføjet af ghilbrae | RedigerThe Guardian, Joan Bakewell (Sep 26, 2006)
 

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