Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Xmas - A Time for No God

I have just finished reading the controversial Richard Dawkins's 'The God Delusion' - and its a fantastic read. It is very polemic, full-on and cuts no corners in its assault on organised religion. He presents the argument as to why there is almost certainly no god, how religion may have evolved within humanity and examines morality and its roots within humanity, scripture (he says anyone promoting the bible as a source of moral guidance has clearly not read it cover to cover!) and life. I was reading this as the whole furore over the teacher in Sudan who named the toy bear 'Mohammed' and found her self the victim of calls for her execution for it. Crazy - as the book said!

You can see Dawkins in Lynchburg VA, USA reading from and answering questions on 'The God Delusion' Part 1 and 2.

You may also have read that Turkey is considering whether or not to prosecute the books local publisher! Crazy and making the books point clear!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

heh, I wasn't allowed to read past Chapter 2 , I was told it made me too "ranty"