I’m very far from identifying as either an atheist or an agnostic, but I still really enjoyed this book. As a spiritualist and a science major, the theories and hypotheses in this work resounded with me, and since the author restricted himself to critiques of the three big monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), I don’t personally disagree with anything he’s written.
Dawkins is brilliant, witty, articulate, and truly passionate about the evils that blind faith can propagate. He includes jarring, compelling examples and anecdotes, and his frankness can be quite refreshing. The book made me think, smile, and frequently laugh out loud; I was in tears of laughter after reading his interpretations of the Bible, particularly some problematic sections of the Old Testament.
This is a book I would recommend to everyone, regardless of their religious affiliation (or lack thereof). Dawkins left me more knowledgeable and contemplative, and I’m sure I’ll be reading more of his work in the future.
Rating- 4/5 stars