As a Darwinian he is keen to understand what is so beneficial about religion that makes it eligible for survival. In fact, John Adams said some things about Christianity that Dawkins probably won't be quoting any time soon such as, "The Christian religion, in its primitive purity and simplicity, I have entertained for more than sixty years.
The debate was titled "Has Science Buried God? Dawkins concludes that evolution by natural selection can explain apparent design in nature. Atheists can be happy, balanced, moral, and intellectually fulfilled. Dawkins then speculates that we just happen to be on one of these occurrences.
Dawkins sees religion as subverting science, fostering fanaticismencouraging bigotry against homosexualsand influencing society in other negative ways. His scorn for believers is evident throughout. The God Delusion Chapter 2: The discussion section of the paper suggested that at least some of the intercessors were dissatisfied with the canned nature of the prayers.
For example, he gives a rather unconvincing dismissal of Pascal's Wager. But what you do see is a massive clue But what you do see is a massive clue Maybe now that Dawkins thinks it is a good idea, it will be better received. The difference is not in God, but in the listeners.
Jesus told His followers not to pray repetitiously, since God would not hear those kinds of prayers. The idea that God is a cosmic killjoy, intent on denying us pleasure and good things, is not new to humanity. Dawkins himself is currently in his third marriage, being divorced twice.
Dawkins reserves particular venom for those religious apologists who claim distinguished scientists as their own. In fact, religious tests or tests for lack of religious belief are specifically prohibited for elected officials. RDFRS financed research on the psychology of belief and religionfinanced scientific education programs and materials, and publicised and supported charitable organisations that are secular in nature.
He equates the religious teaching of children by parents and teachers in faith schools to a form of mental abuse. The book concludes with the question of whether religion, despite its alleged problems, fills a "much needed gap", giving consolation and inspiration to people who need it.
Dawkins advocates the "theory of religion as an accidental by-product — a misfiring of something useful"  as for example the mind's employment of intentional stance.Written by Instaread, Narrated by Michael Gilboe. Download the app and start listening to The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins: Key Takeaways, Analysis, & Review today - Free with a 30 day Trial!
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