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The God Delusion
By Richard Dawkins (London, Bantam, 2006, 372 s.)

Dansk udgave:
Illusionen om Gud
(Thaning & Appel, 2007, 432 s.)

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The God Delusion

Richard Dawkins

RichardDawkins.net
The Official Richard Dawkins Website.


 

AlterNet

Alister McGrath: The Dawkins Delusion (January 26, 2007)
“An Oxford theologian contends that the aggressive rhetoric of Richard Dawkins’ books masks a deep insecurity about the public credibility of atheism.”

Atheist Richard Dawkins on ‘The God Delusion’. Interview with Terrence McNally (January 18, 2007)
“In the last few years, Americans have seen the harm that results when political decisions are made in the name of religion. Now, the non-believers are fighting back.”

Ateist.dk

Roden til alt ondt
“De to tv-dokumentarfilm fra 2006 om religionens skadevirkninger af den britiske biolog Richard Dawkins er blevet gjort tilgængelige på nettet. ”

Berlingske

Nils Gunder Hansen: Det bløde punkt for troen (13. oktober 2007)
“Den britiske zoolog og evolutionsteoretiker Richard Dawkins er meget vred på fænomenet religion. Som videnskabsmand burde han vide bedre end at karikere sin modstander, men han forstår ikke, at religionskritik er en ret, der bør nydes kold. Og derfor bliver hans opgør med ‘illusionen om Gud’ både skingert og utydeligt.”

eSkeptic

Beyond demonic memes : why Richard Dawkins is wrong about Religion (July 4th, 2007)
“David Sloan Wilson shares with us his analysis of Dawkins’ theory of religion, which he feels is wide of the mark based on the evidence.”

Richard Dawkins replies (July 11th, 2007)

Fifth International

An ultimately crude and one-sided atheism (Vol.2, No.5, Summer 2008)
“His moral zeitgeist is capable of mocking the evident absurdities of the religious ideas of the great unwashed masses, and the cynicism with which religious and secular elites make use of these ideas. It is unable, however, to explain the source of the great contradiction with which he tries to grapple – that the achievements of capitalist modernity conflict with the ideas of religion in all sorts of ways, but at the same time reproduce religious belief like smallpox.”

Forskning.no

Erik Tunstad: Forfriskende religionskritikk (3.nov 2006)
“Evolusjonsbiologen Richard Dawkins bruker tung redskap når han dundrer løs på religionen i sin siste bok The God Delusion. Forfriskende for ateister, men han omvender neppe de troende.”

Information

Johann Hari: Ateismens ayatollah (25. januar 2006)
“Dawkins er ikke perfekt. Selvfølgelig er religion ikke roden til alt ondt. Den tanke kan imødegås med to ord: Stalin og Mao. At udrydde religiøs overtro gør det ikke af med hver en farlig forblændelse. Men han er en af de få, som i dag har mod til at udfordre troens anmassende mørkemænd …”

Jyllands-Posten

Dennis Nørmark: Det forbandede lille problem med Gud (29.10.07)
“Richard Dawkins har fået nok af religionens åndelige tyranni. Med ‘Illusionen om Gud’ vil han befri vores hjerner fra den religiøse virus.”

Kristeligt Dagblad

Erik Bjerager: Illusionen om altings forklaring (12. oktober 2007)
“Richard Dawkins’ ateisme og afvisning af Gud er lige så intolerant og doktrinær som det værste af den religion, han gør udfald imod.”

Bjarne Nørum: Gud er ikke stor (4. juni 2007)
” Videnskabsmanden og forfatteren Richard Dawkins er en superstjerne på den internationale boghimmel. Kristeligt Dagblad har mødt den kontroversielle ateist til litteraturfestival i Hay on Wye i Wales.”

Sidsel Nyholm: Tro er blændværk (26. januar 2007)
” Biologen Richard Dawkins’ polemiske bestseller om ‘Vrangforestillingen om Gud’ udfordrer religiøs tro ud fra både en psykologisk, historisk og naturvidenskabelig vinkel. Religion er blændværk, og at opdrage børn til at tro på Gud er lig med mishandling, argumenterer Dawkins, der med sin bog vil fyre op under verdens ateister.”

KenanMalik.com

Review by Ken Malik (8 October 2006)
“Dawkins’s polemic against the need for religion is compelling, even if the arguments are not particularly new. Less persuasive is his attempt to explain what faith is and why people continue to believe. So great is his loathing for religion that it sometimes overwhelms his reasoned argument.”

Klassekampen

Christiane Jordheim Larsen: Vil rette på det vrange (22. desember, 2006)
“Et univers med en personlig gud skiller seg fra et uten, sier Richard Dawkins, som argumenterer for at det nesten helt sikkert ikke finnes noen gud.”

London Review of Books

Terry Eagleton: Lunging, flailing, mispunching (Vol. 28, No. 20, 19 October 2006)
“Card-carrying rationalists like Dawkins, who is the nearest thing to a professional atheist we have had since Bertrand Russell, are in one sense the least well-equipped to understand what they castigate, since they don’t believe there is anything there to be understood, or at least anything worth understanding. This is why they invariably come up with vulgar caricatures of religious faith that would make a first-year theology student wince.”

The New York Review of Books

H. Allen Orr: A mission to convert (Vol. 54, No. 1, January 11, 2007)
“The most disappointing feature of The God Delusion is Dawkins’s failure to engage religious thought in any serious way. This is, obviously, an odd thing to say about a book-length investigation into God. But the problem reflects Dawkins’s cavalier attitude about the quality of religious thinking. Dawkins tends to dismiss simple expressions of belief as base superstition.”

Politiken

Lars Sandbeck: Dawkins Mysteriet (5. november 2007)
“Biologen Richard Dawkins’ opgør med religionen er næsten ikke til at tage seriøst; til gengæld er det underholdende læsning.”

Skeptic

Norman Levitt: What a friend we have in Dawkins + Michael Shermer: Arguing for Atheism (January 31st, 2007)

Socialism Today

Niall Mulholland: Dissecting ”˜the God hypothesis’ (Issue 110, June 2007)
“The God Delusion is a powerful counterblast to reactionary religious leaders and the fog of mystical ideas and Dawkins has the right to robustly put forward rational, scientific arguments … This does not mean socialists would agree with everything Dawkins writes or would always take the same approach. His arguments sometimes feel abstract. Crucial factors like society, class, history, ‘tradition and culture’, and politics, or the reasons for the religious outlook of many poor and oppressed people, are not properly addressed or not at all.”

Socialist Democracy

John McAnulty: Vulgar materialism meets the spirit world (14 October 2007)
“Dawkins trashes religion, but he does so from a crude and dogmatic positivism and reductionism that is thoroughly reactionary … The book is at its strongest when it enters battle against the creationists, disguised as advocates of the argument for intelligent design as the source of biological diversity.”

Socialist Standard

Richard Montague: Whose thoughts are you thinking? (December 2006)
“Richard Dawkins, the biologist, has become something of a celebrity through his outspoken advocacy of atheism as in his new book ‘The God Delusion’. But his approach to religion is still an idealist one.”

Socialist Worker

Michael Rosen: Richard Dawkins: damning the religious (Issue 1984, 21 January 2006)
“Michael Rosen argues that Richard Dawkins’ new TV series, The Root Of All Evil, misunderstands the historical role of religion and those who practise it.”

Spiked

Michael Fitzpatrick: The Dawkins delusion (18 December 2006)
“‘Catholic atheist’ Michael Fitzpatrick finds himself repelled by Richard Dawkins’ crass and prejudiced polemic against religion.”

Weekly Worker

Paul Greenaway: Domination theology (Issue 607, January 12, 2006)
“How is it, asks a puzzled and sometimes furious Dawkins, that in what ‘should be an age of reason’, instead there is an ‘elephant in the garden’ called religion – a superstitious thought system which in his damning view invites the ‘positive suspension of critical faculties’ and thus promotes intolerance, fanaticism and violence?”

Workers Liberty

Clive Bradley: Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion (5 April, 2007)
“I think it is a mark of something about the contemporary world that much of the tone of Dawkins’ critique of religion would have been commonplace thirty, or even a hundred and fifty years ago, yet now the forthrightness with which he denounces the Biblical God seems slightly shocking. Secularists have given too much ground to the God Squad.”

Janine Booth: Is religion the root of all evil? (10 January, 2006)
+ Part 2 (17 January, 2006)
“On the broad question he addressed – science versus religious superstition – Dawkins is absolutely right, and he is right to raise the alarm about the revival of religious belief and the repression and violence it can lead to … But, there are some buts.”

World Socialist Web Site

Joe Kay: Science, religion and society: Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion (15 March 2007)
“The problem Dawkins and others confront in explaining religious and ideological change lies ultimately in their refusal to take up Marxist theory. Dawkins refers to Marx only once in passing, and deals with class theory only in the paragraph quoted above. For Dawkins, religion has no social or political significance. He treats it merely as an idea without any real connections to the more material conditions of life.”

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