The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, 99p Kindle Deal of the Day at Amazon - anniversary edition with new material, apparently
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The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, 99p Kindle Deal of the Day at Amazon - anniversary edition with new material, apparently

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Found 25th FebEdited by:"Ajibee"
ANNIVERSARY EDITION WITH NEW MATERIAL
The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types
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Great read and this should be part of school education.
This book is basically a grumpy old dude trying to tell religious people that there's no evidence for what they believe in. Like wow you don't say? That's why it's called faith..
Edited by: "misa426" 25th Feb
misa4262 h, 53 m ago

This book is basically a grumpy old dude trying to tell religious people …This book is basically a grumpy old dude trying to tell religious people that there's no evidence for what they believe in. Like wow you don't say? That's why it's called faith..


i nearly reported your comment, XD, im a non believer , but it doesn't take much of an understanding of our past to see why people started to hold such beliefs in the first place.
dawkins is an ethologist and evolutionary biologist i could go on , and on, it was only a matter of time before someone got really irritated with the people that believe among other things, the world is 6000 years old,
my end point would be to take a look at the world today and you'll see the issues organised religion is causing.
Terrible book. I’m a proper atheist but found his style condescending and aggressive.
I didn’t finish it
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Great read and this should be part of school education.
This book is basically a grumpy old dude trying to tell religious people that there's no evidence for what they believe in. Like wow you don't say? That's why it's called faith..
Edited by: "misa426" 25th Feb
misa4262 h, 53 m ago

This book is basically a grumpy old dude trying to tell religious people …This book is basically a grumpy old dude trying to tell religious people that there's no evidence for what they believe in. Like wow you don't say? That's why it's called faith..


i nearly reported your comment, XD, im a non believer , but it doesn't take much of an understanding of our past to see why people started to hold such beliefs in the first place.
dawkins is an ethologist and evolutionary biologist i could go on , and on, it was only a matter of time before someone got really irritated with the people that believe among other things, the world is 6000 years old,
my end point would be to take a look at the world today and you'll see the issues organised religion is causing.
Terrible book. I’m a proper atheist but found his style condescending and aggressive.
I didn’t finish it
I have found him to be such a condescending and suppressive person that I can't see why anyone would even listen to what he has to say, including some of the really valid points he has to make, they go wasted.

He also makes assumptions and believes some things to be true because they suit his narrative, that is disingenuous and unscientific. Surely that then constitutes belief, the very thing he vehemountly opposes.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 25th Feb
I'm halfway through this and it's very thought-provoking. Some of it gets a bit esoteric in places but his arguments are sound if a little repetitive. I didn't find his style condescending at all.
Edited by: "dwl99" 25th Feb
fr33radicalls1 h, 36 m ago

i nearly reported your comment, XD, im a non believer , but it doesn't …i nearly reported your comment, XD, im a non believer , but it doesn't take much of an understanding of our past to see why people started to hold such beliefs in the first place. dawkins is an ethologist and evolutionary biologist i could go on , and on, it was only a matter of time before someone got really irritated with the people that believe among other things, the world is 6000 years old, my end point would be to take a look at the world today and you'll see the issues organised religion is causing.


the issues caused by not correctly following religion*
religion the root of all and i mean all evil,if you think the world is 6000 years old you are deluded,should stop teaching our children this filth get on with your life don't let fairy tales get in the way,you do know it was a story in olden times to keep people in check that's all,ME NO GODS NO WORRIES
school kids should be made to read this
donslibi29 m ago

the issues caused by not correctly following religion*


following religion, what are you talking about , which religion. do you see the problem.
the old book the new book, his book, there teachings his teachings. how about not following anyone ..
get your own understanding of the world from living in it, bit difficult i know because if you,,,,,yes you were born in india ...theres high probability you would be a hindu,purly geographical though.
bigbak1 h, 9 m ago

Terrible book. I’m a proper atheist but found his style condescending and a …Terrible book. I’m a proper atheist but found his style condescending and aggressive.I didn’t finish it


I was reading some reviews that said he is practically preaching his point. Ironic really!

I wouldn’t read a book that tries to push a point down your throat because I think when it comes to religion (inc atheism) everyone should be able to have their point of view but it should never be forced upon others no matter what the belief.
fr33radicalls8 m ago

following religion, what are you talking about , which religion. do you …following religion, what are you talking about , which religion. do you see the problem.the old book the new book, his book, there teachings his teachings. how about not following anyone .. get your own understanding of the world from living in it, bit difficult i know because if you,,,,,yes you were born in india ...theres high probability you would be a hindu,purly geographical though.


all religion should be baned
religion is not real
Just got to read these comments to see how divisive religion is!
Richard Dawkins ought to thank God for religious people, because without them he would have nothing to write about.
fr33radicalls2 h, 43 m ago

i nearly reported your comment, XD, im a non believer , but it doesn't …i nearly reported your comment, XD, im a non believer , but it doesn't take much of an understanding of our past to see why people started to hold such beliefs in the first place. dawkins is an ethologist and evolutionary biologist i could go on , and on, it was only a matter of time before someone got really irritated with the people that believe among other things, the world is 6000 years old, my end point would be to take a look at the world today and you'll see the issues organised religion is causing.


You're not much of a free speech advocate then? Dawkins, like his 'New Atheist' buddy Sam Harris, give other atheists a bad name.
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donslibi1 h, 11 m ago

the issues caused by not correctly following religion*


“...not CORRECTLY following religion”. Please enlighten us on how to, and which one is correctly followed!!
Silurianxx27 m ago

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Threads like this always result in bad responses from both sides of the discussion. I suspect that this one has been flagged as one that will potentially degrade into a slanging match, and comments are therefore being watched.
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DaveRobinson17 m ago

“...not CORRECTLY following religion”. Please enlighten us on how to, and w …“...not CORRECTLY following religion”. Please enlighten us on how to, and which one is correctly followed!!


Would be happy to do so, but it’s a long discussion and not one for on here. Briefly, I would say do your research, starting with the main 3 religions and look at what their value systems are, not how they are practiced today. A moderate person will see how similar they are and that they all believe (before being changed) exactly the same things. If nothing, religion gives a set of rules to live by which are above and beyond basic law as law doesn’t teach you ethics for example. Some YouTube videos are good but try to be selective and read in to the ones you see with positive intent. Anyone can make something good look bad if they try hard enough.
donslibi11 m ago

Would be happy to do so, but it’s a long discussion and not one for on h …Would be happy to do so, but it’s a long discussion and not one for on here. Briefly, I would say do your research, starting with the main 3 religions and look at what their value systems are, not how they are practiced today. A moderate person will see how similar they are and that they all believe (before being changed) exactly the same things. If nothing, religion gives a set of rules to live by which are above and beyond basic law as law doesn’t teach you ethics for example. Some YouTube videos are good but try to be selective and read in to the ones you see with positive intent. Anyone can make something good look bad if they try hard enough.


Lol! So that discounts the bible then, if you've ever read it. Each to their own I guess. You can't stop people believin'. I go on the principle not to hurt others even if they're trying to hurt you. One commandment. Follow me...
It really is a thought-provoking book.
A lot (some of you will be more familiar with "alot") of the words have more than two syllables so it won't be easy for most British people to get through, but it can also be purchased as an audio-book.

I highly recommend the book.
donslibi16 m ago

Would be happy to do so, but it’s a long discussion and not one for on h …Would be happy to do so, but it’s a long discussion and not one for on here. Briefly, I would say do your research, starting with the main 3 religions and look at what their value systems are, not how they are practiced today. A moderate person will see how similar they are and that they all believe (before being changed) exactly the same things. If nothing, religion gives a set of rules to live by which are above and beyond basic law as law doesn’t teach you ethics for example. Some YouTube videos are good but try to be selective and read in to the ones you see with positive intent. Anyone can make something good look bad if they try hard enough.


Ok...so now you’re going to preach to me your ‘correct’ top 3 from, let’s say from the top six followed world religions...Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism and Judaism!!
The book that made me become a Christian.

Dawkins for his faults has an amazing amount of faith. More than many people who claim to be Christians have. He is most passionate about his religion.
well in my estimation there must have been at least one God-like event in our past.

as for dawkins - well i cant take him seriously since his joining the alt right and his confession he's never read the Quran - whilst commentating on the Quran.
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Predikuesi1 h, 7 m ago

Richard Dawkins ought to thank God for religious people, because without …Richard Dawkins ought to thank God for religious people, because without them he would have nothing to write about.


He's also written books about evolution and biology, which is where his (academic) roots are.
wendy073 m ago

well in my estimation there must have been at least one God-like event in …well in my estimation there must have been at least one God-like event in our past. as for dawkins - well i cant take him seriously since his joining the alt right and his confession he's never read the Quran - whilst commentating on the Quran.




haha!
deleted19229025th Feb

He's also written books about evolution and biology, which is where his …He's also written books about evolution and biology, which is where his (academic) roots are.


I see you have faith in him.
DaveRobinson44 m ago

“...not CORRECTLY following religion”. Please enlighten us on how to, and w …“...not CORRECTLY following religion”. Please enlighten us on how to, and which one is correctly followed!!



to properly follow any religion one must educate oneself. it is life-long.
the diversity within any faith is precisely because of the differences in the level of education : knowledge, comprehension. problem is too many think there are short cuts.
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Predikuesi2 m ago

I see you have faith in him.


That doesn't make sense. Faith by definition is belief without evidence.
bigbak2 h, 36 m ago

Terrible book. I’m a proper atheist but found his style condescending and a …Terrible book. I’m a proper atheist but found his style condescending and aggressive.I didn’t finish it


I dont agree with you about the book. Does that make me an improper atheist?
this guy got famous when his (very good) book about genetics became popular, apparently he became quite "fame hungry" and decided to go the easy way, selling anger vent to people who like to believe they are smarter by being non believers

anger and division is quite profitable, and disgusting under this current "world order" (ask brexiters, trumpists, etc) any person who thinks he's a critical thinker and at the same time blasting other people's beliefs should be ashamed of himself

by the way i'm not religious at all, and some kind of amateur scientist, and, I think that scientist getting in the way of faith, is just as despicable as religion getting in the scientific discusion
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That doesn't make sense. Faith by definition is belief without evidence.


I have faith that the chair I am sitting on will hold me up. I have evidence to substantiate my faith in the chair. Since you cannot see, or maybe don't believe, that I am indeed sitting on a chair, does not mean that it does not exist. My point is, faith is more than your faulty definition, since we all put faith in many things every day for which there is ample evidence.
Edited by: "Predikuesi" 25th Feb
I agree with Dawkins on the point of indoctrination of children into any form of religion being wrong. Children should only be taught facts about nature, science, history and society such that by the age of 18 they might well have a sufficiently informed world-view to properly make up their own minds.. Preferably, people should just develop their own independent ideas of faith and not subscribe to any particular organised religion which could lead to narrow or fundamentalist thinking.
StevenMather26 m ago

The book that made me become a Christian. Dawkins for his faults has an …The book that made me become a Christian. Dawkins for his faults has an amazing amount of faith. More than many people who claim to be Christians have. He is most passionate about his religion.


Ah the old 'not enough faith to be an atheist' chestnut. Very original, but pretty thin; try again. Atheism most certainly isn't a religion, which is painfully obvious to anyone with even a modicum of intellectual honesty.

wendy0725 m ago

well in my estimation there must have been at least one God-like event in …well in my estimation there must have been at least one God-like event in our past. as for dawkins - well i cant take him seriously since his joining the alt right and his confession he's never read the Quran - whilst commentating on the Quran.



Please enlighten us as to how he's joined the 'alt right' and provide a video of him admitting that he hasn't read the quran. Thanks.
Predikuesi19 m ago

I have faith that the chair I am sitting on will hold me up. I have …I have faith that the chair I am sitting on will hold me up. I have evidence to substantiate my faith in the chair. Since you cannot see, or maybe don't believe, that there I am indeed sitting on a chair, does not mean that it does not exist. My point is, faith is more than your faulty definition, since we all put faith in many things every day for which there is ample evidence.


I have sat on many chairs myself and have plenty of experience of them performing their function well. I don't need a leap of faith to suspect that your purported chair would perform equally as well.

Ultimately though, I couldn't give two shits about other peoples' inane chair-related encounters. However if someone wants to claim they have special knowledge of a divine creator 'god' that holds dominion over my existence and everyone else's? Then that's a different kettle of fish. It's something I've never experienced and, if the claim includes that this thing supposedly influences my life in almost every important sense, then yeah I'm going to need some pretty damn good evidence to support that claim.
Predikuesi1 h, 40 m ago

Richard Dawkins ought to thank God for religious people, because without …Richard Dawkins ought to thank God for religious people, because without them he would have nothing to write about.



Long before he turned his critical eye on the religious, he was a successful academic and educator, a bestselling author and had presented Royal Institution lectures for the BBC.
He was doing okay...
His anti-religious rhetoric was simply a way to get more people to engage with his science work - and it worked brilliantly.
Personally though, I found Christopher Hitchens's style rather more engaging when it comes to upsetting people with imaginary friends.
Silurianxx1 h, 34 m ago

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If you post triggering words haha
Absolute junk thoroughly refuted. No wonder it's on sale. Surprisingly this made Dawkins more money than any of his work on a subject he actually knew anything about.
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