The God Delusion
02 January 2007 Filed in: Darwin News
Richard Dawkins may or may not give Christmas gifts, but I received him as a gift. Well, to be more exact, I received a copy of his book, “The God Delusion.”
I’ve started reading it and it looks interesting: well written and to say that it pulls punches would be like saying Mike Tyson intended to kiss Evander Holyfield’s ear. There is more than just a little of the pugilistic in the language, more than just a little of the boxer in his stance.
Dawkins starts out by stating that he hopes when people put it down they will have become atheists. He sees himself as outing closet atheists. Perhaps he sees me in that category? I won’t know until I put it down.
At the very least, he has managed to get a lot of people to pick it up: 180,000 copies to date. Perhaps that bodes well for Looking for Darwin? – the public obviously have an appetite to learn more of the place of Darwin and God in our lives.