Saturday Nov 18, 2006

Book review: The God Delusion

The fact that it is just a week since I got a copy of “The God Delusion” and am now writing about completing it speaks volumes for the book. It is a fascinating, thought provoking book, that does not appear to pull any punches and is written with passion that comes through the text. For the record I've never read any book like it before.

The books defence of Darwin in arguing against Creationism and for Evolution the passion jumps from the pages along with the representation of the facts and arguments from both sides.

The fact that I am still uneasy about writing about it shows what a good job has been done in stifling any criticism of religious belief which is one of the points of the book, it's just easier to ignore religion or pretend you believe than say you don't. However it is when Dawkins moves onto the dangers of religion that the book becomes most interesting or concerning.

I would recommend the book to anyone.

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Sunday Nov 12, 2006

I may have to get a new blog

I've been waiting for Geoff's review of "The God Delusion" but on Saturday I went into Walton to see the new shppoing centre which contains a new book shop. Being a sucker for a book shop I went in with my daughters who managed to blag me for five books while I left with "The God Delusion".

Oddly the very fact that I don't feel easy commenting on a book on my blog, while it is hosted by my employer because the book is about religion is covered in the first chapter, while not actually singling out blogging.

I'll read it, so far I'm struggling to put it down, and may either decide I can post a review here or more likely will desert blogs.sun.com for a location not directly connected with Sun. I'm not entirely sure why though. Possibly cowidice.

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