In his sensational international bestseller, the preeminent scientist and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins delivers a hard-hitting, impassioned, but humorous rebuttal of religious belief. With rigor and wit, Dawkins eviscerates the arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of the existence of a supreme being. He makes a compelling case that faith is not just irrational but potentially deadly. In a preface written for the paperback edition, Dawkins responds to some of the controversies the book has incited. This brilliantly argued, provocative book challenges all of us to examine our beliefs, no matter what beliefs we hold.
I found it interesting from the standpoint of apologetics, in-that, many of his arguments are subjective to a person. He bases his arguments in his chapter “The Roots Of Moratity: Why Are We Good?” from the standpoint of if there is no God, why do good? Well, if there is no God, then there is no moral lawgiver; if there is no moral lawgiver, then there is no basis or standard for morals. Without such a basis or standard, then how can anything be determined to be either good or bad?
Overall, I thought it was a good & worthwhile read. The basis of atheism at its heart. One of the greatest problems with some of his arguments is that he bases his judgement of the Christian Faith on the people and not on the requirements & expectations within the bible itself. Man is his own worst enemy in any endeavor. Romans 3:10 “As it is written: There is none righteous, no, not one…” which pretty much sums that up.
About the Author:
Richard Dawkins is the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University
Godspeed & Good Reads!