The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within
weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded
as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned
rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more
topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of
religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is
dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America,
and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and
Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science.
In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse
basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in
a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in
all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and
demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how
religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion
is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading
for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

Richard Dawkins—The God Delusion

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