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Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris
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it was ok

Harris has all his arguments in order, all the footnotes covered and has layed out a perfectly rational essay. Yet nowhere, either here or in 'End of Faith' does he adequately address the fact that Atheism, in this country and other first-world countries anyway, is essentially a comfortable position for those who can afford it. I say this as an atheist, and I might recommend this book to anyone firmly entrenched in their religion who also has a safe house to live in and a lawn to mow. However I don't think I'll be telling anyone in ghettos or shacks to go out and pick up Sam Harris and throw off what little they have left.
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June 29, 2007 – Shelved

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Sara Everyone can afford examining their beliefs. If they can't take examination what are they worth?

Kristina I'm guessing that if you are living in a shack and barely getting by, you probably don't give a rat's ass about examining your faith. That's the least of your worries. So, yes, you are right. But um...ANY kind of thoughtful examination of your life or appreciation of literature/art is probably a luxury, so to call out atheism and Sam Harris's book for not addressing that seems a bit odd.

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