Love to walk and listen. Commute and listen. I typically enjoy well developed characters mixed with a good mystery.
As a person who was raised in the Christian faith I've always from an early age asked questions about what I was being taught. My questions were simple, but no one could answer. As an adult, the questions didn't go away they just became more intense. At some point I decided to stop asking and to just start exploring on my own, outside of what was taught to me.
More and more I realize that it's not about whether I believe or not, it's more about wanting to align myself with groups that don't seem to be truly motivated by the basic tenants of life.
This book, does a good job of addressing common sense topics if you are ready to be open minded about what mostly is just plan ole obvious.
This "letter" kept my interest. It was well organized, written, informative and narrated. The author makes his points clearly and often references specific examples to help support and explain his points. Helpful and interesting while keeping my attention throughout.
If you are going on a shirt road trip or have a couple hours ahead of you on a flight, get this book. The narrator is clear and concise, and the content is brief but rich with evidence and inquiry potent enough to challenge the faith of the most devout believer and the way they view religion in the paradigm of Western culture.
listen to this. its 100% accurate. a point of view most would be too nervous to espouse.
sam harris is a brilliant wordsmith and conveys his views with very entertaining delivery. A+
An eye opener for Christian apologists and the submissive masses. Necessary in every way.
Would have preferred Sam Harris as reader but performance was acceptable. Simply difficult to rise to the level of passion as the writer behind the words.
This was extremely eye opening and very beautiful. It filled me with a sense of purpose and responsibility. I intend to share it with as many people as I can in the hopes it will enlighten them as well if they allow it.
some of the terms I had to look up because they were beyond my vocabulary. The narrator can sound a bit angry at times but I wouldn't call it aggressive or hateful. overall a must listen to for anyone with an open mind. Especially Americans since our culture is so infected with Christianity.
the people who mr. harris most needs to reach are, sadly, least likley to understand.
Enjoyed the book as with most of Mr Harris' writings. His style is to the point and without apology. He opens an opportunity to question and dialogue about ones personal beliefs and exposes religious views to reasonable doubt and skepticism.
As usual, Sam Harris has hit another home run.
His books have helped me to accept my life long flirtation with the idea that there is no god. Now I feel freed and empowered instead of intimidated and scared.