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Letter to a Christian Nation

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'Thousands of people have written to tell me that I am wrong not to believe in God. The most hostile of these communications have come from ... Show synopsis

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  • Biased Jul 27, 2011
    by Evarist K

    It is true as Sam Harris points out that evils have been done by individuals or groups in the name of religion. Where I think Mr. Harris is wrong is when he treats religius people as the sole source of whatever human evil visited upon the innocent. History is filled with genocides and mass murders perpetrated by people who were not religious at all. The Killing Fields in Cambordia is just but one example of such numerous instances.

    The second reason why Mr. Harris is biased, he doesn't acknowledge, like any objective analyst would, the good things that have shaped history because of religion. Education institutions, hospitals, refugee services, mediation in peace talks in different parts of the world, advocacy for the voiceless in oppressive regimes... have been and still are areas where religious individuals and institutions have played a crucial role. Unfortunately, all Mr. Harris does is to demonize religion and its adherents as if they are complete losers who never contribute anything good but just go on spreading seeds of suffering wherever they go.

    As a scientist who also claims to be a philosopher, Mr. Harris should know better that subjective analysis, as opposed to objective analysis, has no place in either field, since it can never yield objective results or conclusions. An objective analyst weighs both sides but a subjective one is concerned with justifying his/her side, as Mr. Harris indeed does. This is a mockery both to the scientists and philosophers!

  • To the point. Nov 11, 2010
    by Linda N

    I loved this small book message to a "Christian Nation". I only wish the nation would listen.

  • Open Your Mind Oct 21, 2010
    by Bilro

    Should be required reading for all religionists.

    That's all I had to say about it, but Alibris won't let me publish my review unless it has at least 50 characters - so here ya go!

  • Genuine, but Misguided Mar 4, 2010
    by gabereed

    The book does not levy any significant arguments against the existence of God. He falls short of proving anything. But by doing all this he exposes the pitfalls of atheism by defining God as who they want him to be and by proving through history that God does not exist.

  • Small Package, Big Message Oct 14, 2007
    by llomonte

    Sam Harris has done a fantastic job of condensing the main topics from his book, The End of Faith (Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason) into a small package that has the power to change people's views on religion in less than one-hundred pages. Readers who want to delve further into the topics presented should read The End of Faith (Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason). It has an even bigger message.

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