Before reading The God Delusion (TGD), I had never read any books by Richard Dawkins. I did know about his research and his books but I hadn’t read any of them.
TGD is Dawkins’ attempt to deconstruct religion and God and is seemingly a manifesto for atheists. The trouble is that the language in the book is strangely similar to the language that you hear from the right-wing zealots or fundamentalists.
The tone of the book was disappointing, as was the way Dawkins constructed his arguments to forward his case. There are arguments which make sense and there are a few attempts to view both sides of the issue, but they are not presented in a frequency that I would’ve liked.
After putting the book down (having skimmed through the final chapters), I felt let down by the author. From what I’ve read about him, Richard Dawkins is quite the scientist, so it would’ve been nice to hear a lot more from Dawkins the scientist instead of Dawkins the atheist.
Not that there’s anything wrong with atheism, as they say in Seinfeld-speak.