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5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent, 22 Dec. 2012
I must say I was sceptical when I picked this up (press ganged by a friend to reading it you could say). I am not religious per se, I go to chapel / church for weddings and funerals and under duress to christening of which there are an increasing number these days as friends jostle to get their kids into schools ranked towards the top of the league tables but I digress.
When I was first introduced to the book I saw it described as an Everyman guide to atheism and figured it would be a badly written pseudo intellectual cliche ridden rant, How wrong I was!!!!!
This is excellently written and thought provoking, I didn't feel like I was being lectured or preached at just an open discussion on many points that I have taken for granted through subconscious indoctrination that as a adult I have never really sat and thought about.
Am I now an atheist? Maybe, maybe not. Am I religious? Not in the least. Will I still attend funerals, christenings and weddings? Of course do I feel that I have benefitted from taking a couple of days out from my usual reading to challenge my religious doctrine? Absolutely would I recommend this book? Absolutely