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Is God a virus?

genes, culture, and religion

by John Westerdale Bowker

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  • 7 Currently reading

Published by SPCK in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion and science.,
  • Sociobiology -- Religious aspects.,
  • Religion.,
  • Apologetics.,
  • Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn Bowker.
    SeriesThe Gresham lectures ;, 1992-3, Gresham lectures ;, 1992 & 1993.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL261 .B68 1995
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 274 p. ;
    Number of Pages274
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3344798M
    ISBN 100281048126
    LC Control Number2004351173
    OCLC/WorldCa32327273


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In The God Delusion, Dawkins contends that a supernatural creator almost certainly does not exist and that belief in a personal god qualifies as a delusion, which.

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The book uses the term "god virus" as an extended analogy for what happens when a person becomes infected by religion.

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