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“Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived,” was a statement made by Oscar Wilde. (Dawkins, pg. 222) In Richard Dawkins book, “The God Delusion,” regards the argument of the supernatural being in religion being not feasible. Richard Dawkins proposes his argument “with rigor and wit, Dawkins eviscerates the arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of the existence of a supreme being.” (Dawkins, 2008) Moreover, the author uses vital assessments by allocating the origins of the religion, analysis of the Darwinian natural selection and other metaphysicists that are the contemporary reasoning for phenomenal causes, and the justification of God’s existence. Therefore, the purpose of this …show more content…
A goal of this course is to develop an understanding of various religious systems and practices in the lives of individuals and their societies.”

In the first week of the course, we discussed a general introduction of religion by defining religion and there were many ways to define religion. Spiro defined religion saying, “Religion is culturally patterned interactions with culturally postulated superhuman beings.” (Lecture 1, January3rd) Furthermore, their own material can assess all cultures and we learn religion from our parents. Even Richard Dawkins made the observation about how his wife wanted to leave the religion that her parents raised her in and was to afraid to say anything. In addition, religion can be even shared with like-minded people and theorist Durkheim suggested that religion is social and can give us a personal identity. (Lecture one) In the book, Richard Dawkins pointed out how being a different religion could be discouraging socially to people. He use the example of comedian Julia Sweeney’s from her parents finding out she was an atheist and had an upset reaction. “Not believing in God they could just about take, but an atheist! An ATHEIST? (The mother’s voice rose to a scream) (Dawkins, pg.26). Richard Dawkins had made a note in his book that “…the very word ‘atheist’ has been assiduously built up as a terrible and frightening label” (Dawkins, pg.26). Thus, the word atheist was looked upon socially as

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