So… I finally finished reading “The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins. I’m a bit disappointed by the book. Yes, I’m obviously biased, but I did try to keep an open mind about the book. I must say that even though I kept an open mind, I still had a hard time being convinced by him. He did raise some good points about the overzealous nature of some religious practitioners, but I felt that he stereotyped and assumed too much about religious people as a whole. As well, his attitude was far too condescending and self-righteous for his own good. And, I felt that some of his arguments were just plain weak. I’m glad that I read the book though, because now I can make an informed opinion about his writing.
Watch for my full review coming up in the next few days. It’ll be a multi-part review.
Next on the agenda though will be sharing a sermon that I presented this past weekend at my home church. The topic is the importance of family. I’ll be posting it over a number of days. Give it a read and let me know your thoughts.
And I’d like to thank those of you that have written to me recently telling me that you’ve enjoyed my posts. Your comments have been extremely motivating.
Thanks again and God Bless!
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Its interesting to hear your impressions because I’m in the middle (literally, the centre) of it and have basically the same response. Some of the points he raises are valid, but there is an overall prevailing use of rhetoric to replace arguments.
I’m in my last year of school, so I’m fairly busy. The temptation to write a refutation (almost) page by page – or even just to point out the inconsistancies – has been immense, but I consider it unwise at this stage. Maybe later.
Alistair McGrath beat me to it though, writing The Dawkins Delusion in less than half the number of pages as the original.