The Dog Allusion: Gods, Pets and How to Be Human

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9780099521334: The Dog Allusion: Gods, Pets and How to Be Human

'As with dogs, so with gods - by and large, you should blame the owners.'

A particular trait, common to all human civilisations, is the worship of non-human entities with followings of devotees who claim that their reverence can transport them to transcendental heights of complete and unfettered love.

Do we mean God? No - we mean Dog. Dogs and other pets we've been keeping and loving since we began walking on two feet. But why do we love God - and pets - so much when their capriciousness sometimes suggests that they don't love us back?

In this wise, witty and highly topical book, celebrated cartoonist and novelist Martin Rowson argues that rationally, the whole enterprise of religion is a monumental and faintly ridiculous waste of time and money. But then again, so is pet-keeping.

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"Cheeky [and] irreverent" ( Scotland on Sunday)

"An erudite, entertaining, informative and sometimes spectacularly rude rant" ( New Scientist)

"Learned, intelligent, outrageous, fruitful and funny" ( Tribune)

"He is a sensitive writer, capable of great subtlety" ( Guardian)

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A funny and insightful book about what our attitudes to dogs and deities can tell us about ourselves, by rapier wit and celebrated cartoonist, Martin Rowson.

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