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Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris
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Feb 03, 11

Recommended for: People who appreciate critical analysis of religion
Read from September 06 to 19, 2010 — I own a copy, read count: 2

I must remind readers that this book is in the form of a letter to a Christian, in the most narrow sense of the term, but is intended for people of all faiths. Says in the Note to the Reader, "Consequently, the 'Christian' I address throughout is a Christian in the narrow sense of the term. Such a person believes, at a minimum, that the bible is the inspired word of God and that only those who accept the divinity of Jesus Christ will experience salvation after death." The reason why Mr. Harris doesn't address Muslims directly is because "...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 Christians. ... The truth is that many who claim to be transformed by Christ's love are deeply, even murderously, intolerant of criticism."

As well, this book is a response to the criticism of his first book "The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason", which itself was written in response to the September 11 Terrorist Attacks.

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