I finally got around to the God delusion as I wanted to see what one of the top three modern atheists had to say. I was hoping to get new arguments in support of atheism, unfortunately I am still waiting. The most charitable thing I can say about the God Delusion is that it is a book long rant against God and religion. Dawkins is woefully ignorant in his understanding of philosophy, religions in general and Judaism and Christianity in particular as well as how to form a cogent argument. I one thinks that sarcasm and derision are logical arguments then Dawkins has nothing to add to the debate.
Something I found especially notable l is how Dawkins cannot stand to have fellow scientists and atheist disagree with his views on God and religion. The late Steven J. Gould, one of my favorite authors, is singled out.
Least any atheists reading this review think my comments are colored by a Christian perspective I would direct them to the Amazon.com reviews Specifically the one star review most of which are from fellow atheists who see this as diatribe rather than argument for atheism.
Finally as I went through The God delusion I could not help to think who had hurt this man so badly that he felt the need to spew out hatred toward religion.
For those interested in thoughtful writings on atheism I would suggest that you save your money and read some of the writings by Anthony Flew or Bertram Russell.
Have a blessed day,
PS at some point in the future I hope to read and review some of the writings by Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens.