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Letter to a Christian Nation Audiobook

Letter to a Christian Nation

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"Forty-four percent of the American population is convinced that Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead sometime in the next 50 years," writes Sam Harris. "Imagine the consequences if any significant component of the U.S. government actually believed that the world was about to end and that its ending would be glorious. The fact that nearly half of the American population apparently believes this, purely on the basis of religious dogma, should be considered a moral and intellectual emergency."

In response to his award-winning best seller The End of Faith, Sam Harris received thousands of letters from Christians excoriating him for not believing in God. Letter to A Christian Nation is his courageous and controversial reply. Using rational argument, Harris offers a measured refutation of the beliefs that form the core of fundamentalist Christianity. Addressing current topics ranging from intelligent design and stem-cell research to the connections between religion and violence, Letter to A Christian Nation boldly challenges the influence that faith has on public life in the United States.

Don't miss Harris' The End of Faith.

©2006 Sam Harris. All rights reserved; (P)2006 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

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    Nick 01-15-17
    Nick 01-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A must for anyone questioning their faith."

    Absolutely loved it. Harris tactfully hammers home the arguments against religion while still being courteous and respectful, all be it with a sharp tongue at times.

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    chris 01-07-17
    chris 01-07-17 Member Since 2013

    Love to walk and listen. Commute and listen. I typically enjoy well developed characters mixed with a good mystery.

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    "Well articulated"

    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.

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    Jan Napp 12-09-16
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    "Well written and Informative"

    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.

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    Mithridaties 11-24-16
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    "A foolishly ignorant collection of steriotypes."

    Bar room banter at its lowest level. Take with a large salt lick and antacids.

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    Eric 11-10-16
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    "Brief and punctual, yet provocative and relentless"

    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.

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    Jeff L. 09-10-16
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    "important message"

    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+

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    Amazon Customer usa 07-26-16
    Amazon Customer usa 07-26-16 Member Since 2017
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    "A letter every believer should read! "

    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.

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    "Enlightening"

    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.

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    James D. Moenke 06-20-16 Member Since 2016

    geronimocola

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    "brilliant insight but beyond understsnding of most"

    the people who mr. harris most needs to reach are, sadly, least likley to understand.

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    Pierre Desmier 06-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "An opportunity to question and dialogue."

    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.

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