Letter to a Christian Nation
Sam Harris packs more logic and ideas into a hundred pages than most American minds are accustomed to handle. The author of the best-selling The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason follows in the footsteps of free-thinking luminaries like Bertrand Russell as he painstakingly, if briefly, explains why non-belief is more reasonable than unthinking faith. He’s not really “preaching to the choir,” since most choir members will dismiss him as a tool of Satan. But the book is a thumbnail of a logical, ethical response to radical religion. As Harris points out, “no society in human history [has] ever suffered because its people became too desirous of evidence in support of their core beliefs.” Now if we could just get the choir—and the folks in the pews—to read this book.