Richard Dawkins, a man once voted the third most influential living public intellectual (Click here for the entire list), has been getting a lot of press lately over his new book The God Delusion.
While the press reaction, as expected, has been largely negative, Channel 4 in the UK permitted the airing of two 45-minute long documentaries composed by Dawkins in defense of Atheism.
It took me forever to track complete versions of these documentaries down (Youtube had them split up into I think 8 or 10 videos), but I was finally able to find complete videos of the documentaries on Google Video.
There’s much in these documentaries that is worth discussing and, frankly, I don’t even know where to begin. However, that said, I did find it interesting that Dawkins seems to take the stance, in the first part, that religion has always been undesirable whereas I’m on record (here) as noting that religion was once a social virtue, but that it has long since evolved to become a hindrance not only to the furthering of human knowledge and understanding, but also to our continued harmonious co-existence with one another.
So, without further adieu, I present to you the complete, uninterrupted documentary: The God Delusion.
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