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schilke Tue 03-Dec-13 11:29:14

Neither dh or I have spiritual feelings that fit in to an organised religion. I don't even know what I believe. Not even sure we have any spiritual feelings!
Anyway, dh is reading that Richard Dawkins book The God Delusion. He is now an avid fan hmm I find him a bit of a bully - Richard Dawkins that is not my dh. He has asked if there is a book that argues against The God Delusion that isn't over the top fundamentalism, that actually tackles Richard Dawkins. Hoping that makes sense!

BunnyLebowski Tue 03-Dec-13 11:36:06

Dawkins is a bit of an eejit. And I say that as a full on atheist!

I love Christopher Hitchens. God is not Great is a brilliant book.

Atheist Universe by David Mills is also great. As is Breaking the Spell by Daniel C Dennett.

HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs Tue 03-Dec-13 11:59:38

I've not read it, but there is a book called The Dawkins Delusion. Might be what you're looking for. I don't like him either, he's so smug.

There are a whole load of books that argue against New Atheism

Keith Ward 'Why Their Almost Certainly is a God'

Alistair McGrath 'The God Delusion'

John Lennox 'Gunning for God'

David Bentley Hart 'The Atheist Delusion; Christian Revolution and its Fashionable Enemies'

All of the writers are Christians and all apart from the last one teach at universities. Ward takes on Dawkins on mostly philosophical grounds as far as I remember. Lennox is a mathematician and Bentley Hart is just a good read on the historical side of the debate. I haven't read the McGrath book but he is usually very good.

crescentmoon Tue 03-Dec-13 17:18:47

I haven't read lennox's book but I watched a televised debate between him and Richard Dawkins with DH awhile ago. He was really good we were cheering yay!!! and it got me thinking and reading more into the subject.

tuffie Tue 03-Dec-13 18:20:24

I've only read the Alistair Mc Grath book, which I found very good.
He used to be an atheist so has that extra dimension.

schilke Tue 03-Dec-13 19:16:12

Thank you very much. I'll have a look through those and get him a couple.

randdom Wed 04-Dec-13 18:34:16

I enjoyed the reason for god by Timothy Keller

EdithSimcox Mon 28-Sep-15 17:35:45

Ok, dead thread, but better than asking the same question from scratch... Has anyone read any of the books greenheart mentions above? They have all been on my 'list' for a while and since I have a bit of extra reading time this week it would be good to hear your views so I can prioritise... Thanks!

niminypiminy Mon 28-Sep-15 22:12:40

I've read David Bentley Hart's The Atheist Delusion and thought it was really, really good. I'm a bit of a DBH fangirl though.

EdithSimcox Tue 29-Sep-15 09:57:43

niminy your recommendations have never failed me yet smile

niminypiminy Tue 29-Sep-15 10:49:09

Hah! give me time wink

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