Another thing I liked about this book is that it also helped me understand better why I feel bad for not believing in God. It's a combination of a culmination of tens of thousands of years of the conditioning of human nature, various chemicals and reactions in the brain, and social survival concepts. As he says in the book, it is harder not to believe in a god because of the social stigmas and lack of support and acceptance. It is literally going against one's own nature. Man made gods for a reason; not to intentionally delude himself but to try to better understand the world around him and fill a void. Modern religions have just adapted and contorted homo sapiens' original beliefs and rituals like chanting and dancing in order to better fit their own needs and purposes.
I am extremely tempted to leave this on my Jesus/God-obsessed co-worker's desk. She talks about her religion constantly (at work, in a government office) not only to co-workers but to the people we serve and no one bats an eye at this behavior. I think it's ridiculous how Christians are allowed to shove their beliefs down other people's throats and call it "saving people" but atheists are supposed to just keep quiet about their beliefs for fear they'd offend someone. It'd be nice if she'd actually read this book and at least attempt to give it some thought but I'm pretty sure she'd just throw it away or burn it (and I'd like to keep my copy, thanks). Seriously though, even if you're a hardcore Christian like my co-worker, read this book. It's not going to turn you into an atheist or make you go to hell (I'm pretty sure anyway). It's just going to explain to you why and how you believe what you do. Keep an open mind.