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the good delusion,
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This review is from: The God Delusion (Hardcover)
My original review appeared in Jan 2007 and I'm choosing to update. I'm curious. It's interesting that Dawkins has prompted such divided views amongst all readers and reviewers that we all wonder whether the voting is on objective opinons about the book itself or about the topic. Please please leave the beliefs aside and judge on the book and some sound reviewers' judgements, which is after all what we are here for. There's many reasoned comments why this book is worth reading or not, which really shouldn't be tainted by ultimate belief. April 2008.
So, are review readers already thinking which side is this reviewer on?
Probably, but I hope that's the not the only way to interpret this book. The non-believer / believer point of view: the good, the bad and all the ugly divisions in between.
You don't care about my beliefs, what matters is that whilst Dawkins is on a personal crusade he has taken the time to stand a little back from his passion to be erudite and inciteful. Sure at times it becomes thoroughly blinded (and bored) by science in atoms, NOMA and multiverses but often it's witty and genuinely deeply life inspiring - how lucky we are to be here. For that alone, it's a good book well worth reading.
The key argument though has to be Faith comes down to heart and mind knowing there's a God and just knowing there isn't. And no book should turn you otherwise.
Praise be, Dawkins speaks some sense and gives many a good reason to celebrate life on earth.