|Full title||The God Delusion [permalink]|
|Author||Richard Dawkins (author)|
|ISBN||978-0-618-68000-9 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
The God Delusion unapologetically criticizes religion (as the title implies, belief in gods is a delusion, on the same level as believing you're Napoleon). First off, he tries to avoid confusion with the way Einstein and Hawking have used religious terms to express their appreciation of contemplating the universe, by invoking what he calls Einsteinian religion (neither Einstein nor Hawking are theists, by the way). In that respect, Dawkins tells us that he's a deeply religious non-believer, but dislikes using the word, instead preferring to reserve it for traditional religion.
1: A Deeply Religious Non-Believer
2: The God Hypothesis
3: Arguments for God's Existence
4: Why There Almost Certainly is No God
5: The Roots of Religion
6: The Roots of Morality: Why Are We Good?
7: The 'Good' Book and the Changing Moral Zeitgeist
8: What's Wrong With Religion? Why Be So Hostile?
9: Childhood, Abuse and the Escape From Religion
10: A Much Needed Gap?