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The God Delusion

by Richard Dawkins

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Richard Dawkins was recently voted one of the world's top three intellectuals (alongside Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky) by Prospect magazine. As the author of many classic works on science and philosophy, he has always asserted the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm it has inflicted on society. He now focuses his fierce intellect exclusively on this subject, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between "intelligent design" and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights, such as those of women and gay people � and all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed, cruel tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign, but still illogical, Celestial Watchmaker favoured by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the ultimate improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. In The God Delusion, Dawkins presents a hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types and does so in the lucid, witty and powerful language for which he is renowned. It is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required listening for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject. This is an abridged edition.

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Highly recommended

If you're religious I'd say you owe it to yourself and your children to listen to this audiobook and hear the other side of the story that your parents never told you growing up.

The Atheists' Bible

This rational, logical and ultimately satisfying work will set your mind free and cause you, whether you like it or not, to suddenly appreciate your life, your planet and your universe in a way you never thought possible. If you are having a crisis of faith, or you are Agnostic, you are strongly recommended to listen.


This book is excellent, and well worth the read. Dawkins constructed his arguement very well and constantly remains on 'the role.' This book does not drag on into total stupidity, it keeps the flow, maintaining constant brilliance. This book is worth being remembered in the future. I couldn't helping adding a comment to the price. I bought a hard copy from a book store (they're always more expensive) for only a few dollars extra. I think the price of audiobooks are quite a bit.

Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
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  • Narrator: Richard Dawkins & Lalla Ward
  • Published: 2006
  • Category: Non-Fiction
  • Provider: Random House AudioBooks
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