Saturday, September 30, 2017
Book Review: Letter to a Christian Nation
Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
The question is not whether God exists. The question is whether we concern ourselves with it or are utterly indifferent to it. So the problem becomes one of not religion per say, but one of religious tribalism.
This book is an attack, not on faith, but on a system of superstition and a belief in magic and the childish notion of an anthropomorphic God that is characteristic of the tribe. Harris calls this religion, but many do not.
The biggest problem we face isn’t religious extremism, it’s actually the same problem that many religions attempt to address, how do we find meaning in an otherwise meaningless world? Or better yet, how do we transcend what it means to be human? Because only when we can find transcendence can we also find peace.