Letter to a Christian Nation - Sam Harris

Letter to a Christian Nation

By Sam Harris

  • Release Date: 2006-09-19
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Score: 4.5
From 304 Ratings


From the new afterword by the author:

Humanity has had a long fascination with blood sacrifice. In fact, it has been by no means uncommon for a child to be born into this world only to be patiently and lovingly reared by religious maniacs, who believe that the best way to keep the sun on its course or to ensure a rich harvest is to lead him by tender hand into a field or to a mountaintop and bury, butcher, or burn him alive as offering to an invisible God. The notion that Jesus Christ died for our sins and that his death constitutes a successful propitiation of a “loving” God is a direct and undisguised inheritance of the superstitious bloodletting that has plagued bewildered people throughout history. . .


  • Letter To A Christian Nation

    By Bad Grammarpuss
    Thank you for articulating what I am unable to. I believe that I see what you see and am trying not to panic. Blind and dangerous unreasonableness.
  • Amazing!

    By moldorm
    Sam Harris hit the nail right on the head with this one. He spells out the flaws in Christianity in a logical and detailed manner.
  • Loved it!

    By SamFan101
    Sam is one of the few authors who I can't get enough of.
  • Agree with JCtheology on this one

    By Clear vision boss
    I agree with JCtheology completely, guys. Sam Harris is unsophisticated in this book. Could be better.
  • Highly recommended

    By Sky13018
    Harris, with usual clarity and lucidity, lays out a brilliant argument against Christianity, and ultimately organized religion in general.
  • Letter to a Christian Nation

    By DaytonCostlow
    A concise and exceptional account on the decisive and destructive nature of religion in the modern world.
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    By truthfor you
    The first to speak seems right till the second presents his case. I dared to read this, I dare you to read Ravi's response as openly!
  • Brilliant

    By dc2k4
    Sam Harris presents a well founded case in a conversational tone against not only Christianity but all of faith. An "Atheist" classic!
  • The way, the truth & the light

    By Get2daChoppah
    Sam Harris is all three for writing this INCREDIBLE book. I Recommend it to everyone and anyone who will listen.
  • A pleasure to read.

    By Peter Hoey
    An intelligent voice for reason and conscientious action. If only this was required highschool reading.