Book Review: Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris
I found this in the clearance section at Half Price Books (along with Statecraft by Dennis Ross, so not a bad way to spend $2). Clearly, judging from the introduction, I was not the intended audience for this book. Overall, I found it to be unnecessarily antagonistic, as well as a rehash of points presented in other works I have read over the years. And being that my approach to religion is more from a historical and cultural point of view, I’m also not of the opinion that religion is something that can be exterminated through rational discussion. Religion has survived in its various forms, because it is an expression man’s irrational desires. That isn’t likely to change, unless you can fundamentally change human nature.
You can read Letter to a Christian Nation here, but for my money, you’d be better off reading Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian.
Further recommended reading…