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5.0 out of 5 stars The Book Dawkins Might Have Written, 22 Jan 2008
This review is from: What is Good?: The Search for the Best Way to Live (Paperback)
I will restrict my review to just the second chapter of this book, "The Ordinances of God". This perfectly formed 30 page section is the book that Dawkins should have written instead of The God Delusion. Where many had hoped that Dawkins might write a magic bullet of a book, one that could be handed to believers and nullify their faith by its conclusion, in reality, he succumbed too easily to the temptation to rant. Grayling's approach, whilst making no attempt to hide his atheism, is a more tightly reasoned and altogether more concise and affecting repudiation of the religious "fairy story".
The fact that the rest of the book is an excellent summary of thought about the 'right way to live' from classical antiquity to modern day is a bonus.
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