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The God delusion

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dawkins
OCLC Number: 173283850
Notes: Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©2006.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Deeply religious nonbeliever --
God hypothesis --
Arguments for God's existence --
Why there almost certainly is no God --
Roots of religion --
Roots of morality, why are we good? --
"Good" book and the changing moral zeitgeist --
What's wrong with religion, why be so hostile? --
Childhood, abuse and the escape from religion --
Much needed gap? --
Appendix: Partial list of friendly addresses, for individuals needing support in escaping from religion.
Responsibility: Richard Dawkins.

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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.

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