Thursday, September 06, 2007


The picture's pretty blurry... but I just had to post this little gem that I captured, with my mobile phone whilst browsing in Waterstones.

Yes I was in the Science Fiction/Fantasy section of the bookstore... and yes that is Richard Dawkins' book - The God Delusion, sitting snugly in the middle of the shelf. I employed no trickery in this... I just walked up the stairs to see if Stephen Lawhead's Scarlet was available yet... and had to stifle a laugh as I was greeted with this image.

So it seemed for a short while at least, that Waterstones had got their priorities right (heh heh - note to any atheist reading this, I am merely being humorous). It also demonstrates that the God who Dawkins alleges is fictional, has a very dry wit and a mischievous sense of humour (this I am serious about... I can personally testify about, on account of the astronomical number of bizarre and surreal things that happen to me in the average day).

I'm not using this post to attack Mr Dawkins' beliefs, no matter how severe and irreconcilable our differences may be. I merely wonder what Mr Dawkins would think if he were to stumble across something like this in his local bookstore... you think he'd see the funny side?


  1. Anonymous1:29 am

    That is hilarious!

  2. Anonymous8:56 am

    haha, that is GOOD. I wonder where it is in the bookshop I used to work in?
    It's like when you ask people what section of a shop they found the da vinci code in... hum....

  3. That is great! Did you hear that there is going to be a "God Delusion Debate" between Dawkins and John Lennox, both Oxford graduates. The debate is October 3 and will be broadcast on Moody radio, I believe.


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