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2.0 out of 5 stars Alister McGrath much better, 15 April 2007
This review is from: Deluded by Dawkins? A Christian Response to the God Delusion (Paperback)
I had read Alister McGrath's "The Dawkins Delusion?", and "Dawkins' God " before the release of Wilson's "Deluded by Dawkins?". However, while I found McGrath's books were both interesting to read, and presented appropriate and effective points of rebuttal to Dawkins, Wilson's book is lame by comparison.

If you decide to read only one book, it should be McGrath's, not Wilson's.

Wilson's book starts out fine in Chapter One. Chapter Two contains a table summarizing Dawkins arguments in The God Delusion, chapter-by-chapter. This is the most useful part of Wilson's book. However, from Chapter 3 onwards, where Wilson goes into the discussion of Jesus' resurrection and veracity of the Bible, he sounds unconvincing, which only makes things look better for Dawkins.

If you're a Christian looking for good ammunition against Dawkin's The God Delusion, I'd advice you buy McGrath's book(s), and forget buying this one, but maybe look at Wilson's Chapter 2 table if a friend has bought Wilson's book.

If you're a Dawkins view supporter, wondering if you should read Wilson's book to be informed about the views "from the other side", don't bother buying this book. Again, I would instead advice you look at McGrath instead.

However, since Wilson's book is very short, and will easily be finished in a single afternoon, if you decide to read it anyways, it won't waste too much of your time.
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Initial post: 29 Jan 2008 03:59:52 GMT
Haha, it's clear this book didn't make much of an impression on you! I particularly liked:

However, since Wilson's book is very short, and will easily be finished in a single afternoon, if you decide to read it anyways, it won't waste too much of your time.

--lol.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2008 16:28:51 BDT
why should a "christian" need "amunition " against Dawkins...surely if you believe something that cannot be proved or disproved in any scientific way(as Christians surely do..) then what is the use of spending time on writing books about someone's argument against your belief unless it is to : A. Proof to the world that your own argument is correct although it cannot be proven and you are already certain of your "believe" regardless...or B. You aren't that sure about your "believe" and want to get some support from your brain for an argument that you know deep inside is never to convince yourself totally but "let's hope it's true or otherwise I've been waisting my time and I'm soo scared of death without it..." ?

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Oct 2008 19:39:45 BDT
Julian JJ says:
This is not a well thought-out comment. There's an obvious reason for reading arguments opposing Dawkins: because Dawkins's arguments need evaluating and answering. If someone claims that science disproves God, it's perfectly in order for someone else to explain why they consider science doesn't disprove God. The reasons suggested by Mr. De Bruyne seem to reflect little more than his subjective views and a bit of wishful thinking.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Feb 2014 22:32:36 GMT
george scott says:
You imply, as do several others, including McGrath, that Dawkins claims that science disproves God. Dawkins accepts that the non-existence of God cannot be proven, in fact he has a whole chapter to this effect. He states it so clearly that anyone who who states otherwise either has not read TGD or is deliberately misrepresenting it.

This is not the only example. McGrath, for example claims that Dawkins has made up his own definition of 'faith', but the Dawkins definition is functionally identical to the primary definition in the Collins dictionary.
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