Geschreven bij The God Delusion
As the title suggests, this book is very critical towards (blind) faith. Some people have criticized it as being intolerant towards believers. I think it is not. However, it is (rightly) intolerant towards blind belief, but that's quite a different matter. Contrary to "holy books" like the bible, this book does not contain hatred towards people with a different opinion. (The reader is never motivated to stone, crucify or behead anybody). In "The God Delusion" Richard Dawkins deals with claims like "atheism is a matter of faith as well" (it's a lack of belief), "atheists cannot disprove God" (proof must come from the ones who make supernatural claims, Christians don't feel the urge to disprove Poseidon, Zeus, and other pagan gods in which they do not believe), "without the bible there is no morality" (read the chapter on the "Zeitgeist"), "atheism is a source of evil more than religion is, because of Adolf Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot" (whether these people were atheists or not, none of them started a war in the name of atheism), and other myths about atheism. Furthermore it makes the improbability of Jahweh crystal clear (as clear as the improbability of fairies, trolls and gods from any pagan mythology). Read this book with an open mind and you will realize the silliness as well as the dangers of unquestioning faith, the beauty of atheism and critical (free-)thinking. You will find that it is still possible (easier even) to stand in awe and amazement of the wonders of nature, to love and to be a moral person (moral from within and not because you're scared of eternal punishment). I recommend this book to everyone who cares deeply for the truth (just like the writer does). Read it.