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Editorial Reviews

Though the scientific community has done wonders for our society, in recent years scientist and popular science writers have had a ballooning antagonism toward religious thought. In The Devil's Delusion, mathematician David Berlinski sets out to examine the so-called "militant atheism" pushed by such voices as Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins, and offer his own defense for religion. Veteran narrator, Dennis Holland's casual yet confident voice enhances the authority and humor of Berlinski's intelligently designed arguments. So, whether you are coming to this audiobook to reaffirm your stance on religion or you side with science and are looking for a smart, counter-argument, Berlinski's The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Delusion makes for a great listen.
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Publisher's Summary

Militant atheism is on the rise. In recent years, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have produced a steady stream of best-selling books denigrating religious belief. These authors are merely the leading edge of a larger movement that includes much of the scientific community.
In response, mathematician David Berlinski, himself a secular Jew, delivers a biting defense of religious thought. The Devil’s Delusion is a brilliant, incisive, and funny book that explores the limits of science and the pretensions of those who insist it is the ultimate touchstone for understanding our world.
©2009 David Berlinski (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 12-09-13

A Logical and Concise Criticism of Modern Atheism

What made the experience of listening to The Devil's Delusion the most enjoyable?

Berlinski's prose is second-to-none. I could read his writings all day long and never tire.

What did you like best about this story?

Berlinski's ability to see "behind the curtain", as it were, and expose the nonsensical nature of modern, militant atheism and cosmology.

Which character – as performed by Dennis Holland – was your favorite?

Not really applicable for this book...

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions"
The official subtitle works great.

Any additional comments?

(Taken from my Amazon review)
After [listening] this book for the [third] time, I have to say that it comprises one of the most logical and well developed criticisms of atheism in the modern day. Berlinski is clear in stating that he himself is not a believer, but an agnostic Jew. Only, he can see the glaring holes in conventional cosmology and atheism clearly enough to feel the need to defend the often derided alternative world view of a higher power. And this is something he does extremely well.
For a topic so ensnared by controversy and ad-hominem debate, Berlinski remains level headed and admits when his points are less than certain. This is not to say that his arguments lack evidence or efficacy, just that he's willing to admit when something is simply unprovable when so many others will not.
If you're open enough to critically challenge your world view, I can't recommend this book enough. It is superlative among its peers and remains one if the best works in this ever fiery category.

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3 out of 5 stars
By domin8lg on 12-12-16

Of two minds on the book.

Its on the surface in interesting jab at the overwhelming mindset of atheists today. I didn't get the same... emphasis, from Berlinsky's writing as I did from his speaking. I didn't gather from this book a purpose of decrying evolution, so much as deflating the ego's of athiests who ridicule those who believe in God. Pointing out staunch positions held by writers as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris. I don't think this is the book to go to for any elegant argument for intelligent design. It seems more of a making one aware of the obstacles that someone who believes in god will face in a secular society. This is coming from someone who believes in God! It was enlightening in some respects but seemed more like he was saying "see how silly these guys are". Making them sound no better then the petulant children proponents of faith in God have (who barely even read the bible mind you) have been. A more appropriate title to me would be "The Devils Advocate: How to dick with Atheists. With that in mind being middle ground is apropos. I ended this book feeling like Nelson from the Simpons pointing my finger at Athiests "HA HA"

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-16-15

Atheism's highjack of science debunked

Mathematician Berlinski convincingly exposes the atheist attempts to highjack science for its own agenda

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Michael Whalley on 01-20-18

Fifth time listening, brilliant, honest, ...

David Berlinski Interlectual giant . witty, brilliant, honest, feared by the arrogant.

Burst the windbags

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