This is a small booklet about why we shouldn't respect religion a priori, about Intelligent Design, and morality; it explains why there's no such thing as a fundamentalist atheist, and what's the difference between the words atheist, secularist, and humanist. Grayling prefers the word "naturalist" instead of atheist (the contrary of "supernaturalist", being any religious person), and he defends why quite convincingly. I read it in one afternoon, and although it's not a bad book at all, I didn't find any new, eye-opening issues in it. This is probably due to the fact I recently read The God Delusion (Dawkins), The End Of Faith, Letter To A Christian Nation (Harris), and Losing Faith in Faith… Read more
McGrath simply refuses to understand Dawkins, because he has its own religious agenda. Keeps repeating erroneous arguments like atheism is a belief/an ideology, allowing for him to call atheists dogmatists. He comes up with zero new arguments, and does not present counter-arguments for Richard Dawkins' arguments. This book is not a sufficient answer for the offended religious who actually read TGD, but only for those religious that heard of TGD and were offended a priori. Being ignorant about the actual content of TGD, they might have the feeling McGrath defended the world-view sufficiently, but I think he did a bad job.
Calvin and Hobbes are absolutely fabulous. Me, and my kids have been reading their comic books again and again until they started falling apart. So this Complete Calvin and Hobbes box was the perfect gift for christmas last year. This 6 year old and his stuffed tiger make us laugh, think, (almost) cry, wonder, ... time and time again. Hillarious, and for all ages. Thank you, Bill Watterson! You're a genious!