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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.
13 of 17 people found this review helpful
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"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Mathematician Berlinski convincingly exposes the atheist attempts to highjack science for its own agenda
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
David Berlinski Interlectual giant . witty, brilliant, honest, feared by the arrogant.
Burst the windbags