|A History of God|
First attempt (February 2011)Edit
After Evid3nc3 released the first part of his videos on A History of God I was intrigued and looked it up at my local library, to discover that a copy was available. So, in January 2011, I got a(nother) new library card and withdrew it. I was in the middle of reading The Blind Watchmaker but it was boring me a bit and after watching Evid3nc3's video I thought I might finish it off pretty quickly if it was really good.
Nevertheless, after a delay getting to the library I left it lying around until I'd finished The Blind Watchmaker. I started it on the 6th of February and was immediately irritated by Armstrong's characteristically airy-fairyness about "God", blathering on about priests who could have told her years ago that God doesn't "really exist", but is still important. I hate that sort of shit. I though it would be quite interesting to see where she's coming from, though, what her perspective actually is, but on the 12th after starting chapter 2 I gave up, it's just too much unsubstantiated "Ultimate Reality" waffle. Compared very unfavourably with Guns, Germs, and Steel for its anthropology.
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