• I believe that God does exist, if morals come from "evolution" then we are on a fast track to doom by the looks of it, and religion isn't bad because people are entitled to believe what they think, how is free will bad? Sounds a little close-minded to me, I don't think I would read it.
  • I am semi-religious... I would definately read this book just to get insight on this guys thoughts. Sounds like a great book.
  • I am "religious", I haven't read it. Not because I refuse to, but because I haven't got the money to go spending on books that cover the same sort of bagging I have heard for years in various forms.
  • i would read it ....if i ever get into liking to read
  • Personally, I wouldn't read it
  • I am an atheist, and I basically agree with most of what Dawkins says. But it is still a rude and ranting book which us unnecessarily unpleasant to people who, right or wrong, are sincere in their beliefs.
  • No one should be afraid to question their assumptions.
  • How can appreciation of creation be bad? Certainly we came from somewhere. Even if it from this planet. We could just be a product of the planet. Given the size of this planet and the life that is on it could be that the planet created us from its inner being.
  • I have read other writings of Dawkins and don't think this one will persuade me more than the others. I don't mind being challenged, though.
  • I for one am religious. I have not read the book. Why? because I have not found it when I have been out looking for something to read. I am not into any belief bashing another's belief in order to make their seem more superior. (I hope this book you suggest is not like that). I am a firm believer that no one should be hated for what they believe in. As for who or what they personally believe in harms no one. I firmly believe everyone has the right to believe how they want to, without pressure to abandon your beliefs. I respect everyone no matter what they believe and hope they give me the same respect in return.
  • check amazon for comments .. this book is garbage ... other atheists went as far as shaming him for a book that is full of rants and despise for religion and religious people
  • I believe in, and am committed to, the God of the Bible, but sure, I would read it. It's good exercise to be challenged and would strengthen my faith, just as every other athiest and evolutionary tome I've ever read has done. I am not afraid of such things, I'm sure I've heard it all before, anyway. However, the idea that morals come from evolution is just... laughable.
  • GI got no time to read about Dawkins. Good for you & Dawkins. I still a Christian, and you continue with your Atheism religion. My 2 cents.
  • I have read the 'God Delusion' by Richard Dawkins and it is brilliant, like the man himself, although I found the chapter on memes a little difficult to understand. I think it is very important to read about religion from different perspectives and then choose one's own path. He makes it acceptable not to believe if one does not wish to do so. It does not say that religion is bad per se but rather that putting all of our eggs in one basket can be, amongst other things, a tool of discrimination and, an obstacle to progress, particularly in the realm of science. He does not say that God does not exist but rather that we have been conditioned from childhood to believe that he exists even though there is no proof. One should be able to read a book like this without fear and draw one's own conclusions. I would also recommend Karen Armstrong's books, in particular 'The Spiral Staircase' as a starting point. Karen Armstrong is an ex-nun and her struggle to understand faith and religion is highly informative.
  • So you have read this book and in your question state that "God doesn't exist", the very nature of being religious is believing in a God. I have compared several similar thoughts mostly on You Tube, but they all postulate that there is no God. The Atheist creed is there is no God. For whatever reason they choose to believe this doesn't make the beliefs of a religious person wrong. It a choice that every one has, and theirs to make. For me one scripture explains my reason to believe in a God. The Byington Bible says it this way at Hebrews 3:4 "For every house is constructed by somebody; but he who constructed everything is God" So when I look at the would and the universe, the way every part of it is so in sync. A watch has a creator, a house is built and even remolded by someone, when cooking or baking you generally follow a recipe. So for the universe, earth and its seasons, even DNA, to be a bunch of happy accidents doesn't seem possible. If you would check out this link which poses this question, Life- How did it get Here? By Evolution or by Creation?
  • No, I won't be reading it. I'm almost 80 and at some point in your life you make your own choice as to what you will believe. I've made my choice!
    • notyouraveragedummy
      Just read Chromeman, he said it well.
    • Chromeman
      Thanks notyour..... I appreciate the the commendation.
  • No they will not. The ignorance of churchie is second to none they will not acecpt anything that interferes with their view what so ever. Why I have no time for such people waste of time talking to them they are all useless and will never help you anyway.
    • notyouraveragedummy
      "The ignorance..." Is the pot calling the kettle black?
  • See here Dick Dawkins admits the possibility of intelligent design and signature in the cell-- I don't know that I have read that particular book by Dawkins, however I have read and heard plenty of Dawkins' arguments and find them all flawed. I would suggest broadening your own mind and reading something like "Signature in the Cell" by Stephen Meyer
    • Creamcrackered
      That's interesting because many dominant figures, when going back, believe that either demons or angels have had a hand in man's evolution.
  • I have both the God delusion and The Selfish Gene on my bookshelf, (I was an atheist for many years and felt I was doing a service by helping to free Christians from their brainwashing). Personally, I think the God Delusion is lacking. Even Dawkins himself said that the universe comes from nothing, and that nothing, has to be quite mystical. This sounds much like buddhism and gnosticism. It's worth looking into his sponsors as well. As Darwin, the idea of evolution came from his Grandfather, and he was a 33rd degree freemasons, and they are not atheists. Freemasonry originally came from Rosicrucianism.
  • No, I'm not interested. All it will be is his opinion on religion and religious people with probably a large portion of condescension and snark thrown in to feel superior, IMHO. 6/18/23

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