7.24.2007

Book Review: The God Delusion



The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

This is one of those books that's hard work - you can't just fly merrily through the pages, forgetting what you just read the minute you turn the page. Instead, it takes time, consideration and thought to read - and I'm glad I did.

Dawkins (celebrated Oxford biologist) once again takes on the issues of organized religion, evolution, atheism, "playing both sides of the street", and science versus faith. Over and over I found myself rereading passages, thinking, "Yup, that's right" and though Dawkins is at times a bit intolerant of that which he condemns, I found his thought process and book layout well-organized.

Clearly, this is not a book for everyone, and I doubt that TinyTown (being the buckle of the Bible Belt) will check this out much, but for someone like myself, it was a great balm to the 304873450873450987345087345 Christian novels and non-fiction works that line my library's shelves.

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