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God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction (vuoden 2016 painos)

– tekijä: Dan Barker (Tekijä), Richard Dawkins (Esipuhe)

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"English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and writer Richard Dawkins opens Chapter 2 of his bestseller The God Delusion by saying that the God of the Old Testament is "arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction" and goes on to list nineteen negative character traits. Now in God : the Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction, Dan Barker, a former ordained minister and current atheist, proves that Dawkins was right."--Jacket.… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction
Kirjailijat:Dan Barker (Tekijä)
Muut tekijät:Richard Dawkins (Esipuhe)
Info:Sterling (2016), 320 pages
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This could've only been written by a former believer - there's so much raw hurt in this book, it's like the author feels personally betrayed. I read the bible when I was a kid but in a different language translation and a lot of it sailed past my head anyway. This is pretty much all those worst bits you might've missed if you weren't really reading it with a critical mindset. Although most of Deuteronomy is so screwed up it must make an uncomfortable reading even for the most devout. ( )
  Paul_S | Dec 23, 2020 |
The author takes on the task of demonstrating that Richard Dawkin's description of God as the most unpleasant character in all of fiction is justified through the use of verses from the Old Testament. He takes each of the attributes that Dawkins mentions as a chapter title, and adds a Section 2 in which he declares that Dawkins was too kind, as he details several more unpleasant characteristics he discovered in his research. Finally, he moves to the New Testament to answer the claim of believers that Jesus changed all that, by demonstrating what he felt were verses that violated that idea.

The main weaknesses of the book were the repetitive nature, which of course had a lot to do with the repetitive nature of the Bible itself, but which could have been mitigated by using a verse only once, then saying "See also" and listing where else it applied. Another weakness is in the final chapter, dealing with the New Testament. It would be possible to make a much stronger case for the character flaws of Jesus than Barker did, and perhaps would have been more interesting than the case he actually did make (which was only mildly convincing).

Overall, a decent, quick read, and recommended for anyone who has to deal with friends who insist on peddling the tired old trope "God is Love." ( )
1 ääni Devil_llama | May 21, 2018 |
Although most books like Dan Barker’s God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction are almost exclusively read by skeptics, agnostics, and atheists, it most certainly should be read by believers. An interesting forward by Richard Dawkins connects this book with Dawkins’ best seller, The God Delusion, and Barker begins his introduction with a quote from Chapter Two of God Delusion>/i>, “The God of the old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capricious malevolent bully” (1).

Strident yes, but Barker then breaks down each of these charges with extensive quotes from the Bible. Every rational, literate, and open-minded person – regardless of beliefs – should exam this collection and think about what they truly know as completely separate from what one believes. Belief should be a personal and private set of vies of life, death, and everything we experience in between. Knowledge is entirely another matter. If you can read this and come away with your belief system intact, fine. If you reject all of Barker and Dawson, also fine, but perhaps you might learn one lesson and that I take from Matthew 6:5-6, “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily, I say unto you, They have their reward (5). “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward they openly” (6). Amen.

--Jim, 5/10/16
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2 ääni rmckeown | May 30, 2016 |
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Foreword
Next time you find yourself in a hotel, look in the bedside drawer. You know what you'll find—it's so predictable, you need scarcely bother to check. Yes, it's the "Gideon Bible."
Introduction
One of the most valued objects in my office is a signed copy of The God Delusion—not the published book, but the informally bound manuscript that Richard Dawkins sent to his publisher.
Part I
Dawkins Was Right
Richard Dawkins is a fool. If you believe the Bible, he is abominably corrupt and has never done any good.
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Jealous and Proud of It

"A jealous and avenging God is the Lord,
the Lord is avenging and wrathful".

                  —Nahum 1:2

Richard Dawkins could not have found a better way to begin his list.
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"English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and writer Richard Dawkins opens Chapter 2 of his bestseller The God Delusion by saying that the God of the Old Testament is "arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction" and goes on to list nineteen negative character traits. Now in God : the Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction, Dan Barker, a former ordained minister and current atheist, proves that Dawkins was right."--Jacket.

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