To me, the title of this book sounded like what could be someone’s attempt to write what God might say to the church in America. God’s 8th letter in Revelation, perhaps. Well, not so much. Sam Harris can be considered a frontline opponent to any theistic belief system, more specifically Christianity in America (as the book title suggests). I just ran across a video of him speaking at a conference in Canada where he actually opened by saying, “I’m probably going to offend a few people here.” Let me get this straight: he was in Canada, at a conference with people just like him, and he said he’d offend people? I actually heard chuckles in the crowd. I guess he was expecting some opposition. I would link to it here, but decided I really didn’t want anyone who reads this to actually click on it, thus wasting even a moment of their life listening to him. Listen, I’m not the type of guy who would say something like that just because this guy’s goal in life is to “destroy the intellectual and moral pretensions of Christianity in its most committed forms” (that means your faith in God). In fact, I encourage Christians to know why people are atheists and on what grounds. I just honestly think what he has to say is complete foolishness. I was sort of expecting him to logically run through some arguments for his disbelief, but really, the entire speech was a bunch of long words when he could have just said “Christianity in America is stupid.” Honestly, after listening to him for a few minutes, it just made me sad. I like what Albert Mohler has to say about him.
So why did I even post on this at all? Well, its late, I ran across it, was bored, and if anyone asks you who Sam Harris is, now you know.