Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The God Delusion

I just finished reading the book "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins. It's an amazing book and is presented in easy-to-understand language. Very clear arguments lay out the case that god most certainly does not exist.

Dawkins focuses not only on Christianity, but all religions that worship the god of the Old Testament including, Christianity, Judaism, & Islam.

I highly recommend that everyone, believer or not, read this book. It is available in your local library.

One interesting fact that Dawkins points out is that the more educated a person is, the more likely they will be an atheist.

That's a very interesting fact. If god created the world, then one would think that an objective study of that world would only more clearly reveal the nature of god. This objective study of our world is called science. But instead of reveal the nature of god as described in the Bible, science continually does the opposite.

For example, the earth was not created in seven days or periods 6,000 years ago. Science has shown that the earth is about 4 billion years old. This completely discredits the creation hypothesis.

Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection shows that humans, plants, and animals were not created but instead have evolved from a common, sea-faring ancester.

So the more a person learns about the world that god created, the less likely that person is to believe in god.

Religion is dying. People no longer need it to explain our world. Science does that.

1 comment:

adam said...

I read this book a year or so ago. Found it interesting, and even a little entertaining. Honestly, atheists are the only kind of fundamentalists that I can understand.