The following is an outline of my review of Richard Dawkins’, “The God Delusion”
Part I – Chapter One
Three major problems with Dawkins’ approach
Part II – Chapter One
Discussion of the “educated elite,” and how it is a negative term. How the errors of the educated elite are similar to the errors of atheism.
Part III – Chapter One
How Dawkins statements show that hope and faith disguised as science are a major factor.
Part IV – Chapter One
Dawkins’ claim that there is a belief that religion should not be attacked.
Part V – Chapter Two
Dawkins’ view of God, and his idea that theology “has not moved on in 18 centuries.”
Part VI – Chapter Two
Dawkins discussion of the Founding Father.
Part VII- Chapter Three
Aquinas arguments for the existence of God.
Part VIII – Chapter Three
Dawkins main rebuttal to Aquinas, the problem of the definition of Natural and Supernatural.
Part IX – Chapter Three
More problems with Dawkins attempt to rebut Aquinas – the wrong type of sequence.
Part X – Chapter Four
Point 1- 3 of Dawkins central argument of the book.
Part XI – Chapter Four
Point 4- 6 of Dawkins central argument of the book.
Part XII – Chapter Five
The origin of Religion – the freedom of speculation, in absence of evidence.
Part XIII – Chapter Six
The origin of Morality – the role of chance and meaning.
Part XIV – Chapter Six
The origin of Morality – the evolution as a tautology – evolution as a source for morality.
Part XV – Chapter Seven
Morality in the Bible – Dawkins errors of interpretation.
Part XVI – Chapter Seven
The Moral Zeitgeist as a moral foundation
Part XVII – Chapter Seven
The role of absolutism and Summation