With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the main arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children, buttressing his points with historical and recent evidence. The God Delusion makes a compelling case that belief in God is not only fallacious but potentially deadly. It also offers exhilarating insight into some great benefits of atheism to the person and society, no longer the least of which is a clearer, truer appreciation of the universe’s wonders than any faith may just ever muster.