Updated: Nov 8, 2020
About the book
The author received thousands of letters from Christians excoriating him for not believing in God. Letter to A Christian Nation is his reply. Using rational argument,the author offers a measured refutation of the beliefs that form the core of fundamentalist Christianity. In the course of his argument, he addresses current topics ranging from intelligent design and stem-cell research to the connections between religion and violence. In Letter to a Christian Nation, Sam Harris boldly challenges the influence that faith has on public life in our nation.
What I love about it
I love the startling, forceful simplicity, directness, beauty, and artistry with which the author made his points.
The author catalogues some of the problems organized religions have inflicted on humanity, past and present, ranging from causing division, hatred and war to putting the brakes on truly free scientific and intellectual inquiry.
Quotes to remember
"If the Bible is an ordinary book, and Christ an ordinary man, the history of Christian theology is the story of bookish men parsing a collective delusion."
“I know of no society in human history that ever suffered because its people became too desirous of evidence in support of their core beliefs.”
How I can apply its content to my life
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